Should my child learn to read in English or our native language?

Learning to read is a complex process. Therefore, learning to read will be an easier task if your child is taught in the language she knows best. That way, she will not have to concentrate on learning to read and learning a new language at the same time. By learning to read in her stronger language, she will build the skills she needs to read in another language. The skills learned in one language will translate to the other language.