I'm learning Japanese and currently I finished the hiragana and katakana charts.
A friend of mine suggested me to start reading something simple to build a vocabulary , so I found a children's story but I'm stuck on trying to read the first phrase:
How can I learn new words if I can't even understand where a word begins and where it ends ?
I understand that I need to learn grammar because simply knowing hiragana-katakana I can't even separate the words in the phrase.
I tried looking online for Japanese courses but they try to teach basic 'survival phrases' to speak and listen to Japanese people but for now I want to learn hot to read and possibly write in Japanese so could you tell me where I can find good resources, preferably online, that teaches me how to read and write in Japanese and most important thing how to recognise the words in a phrase in a language without spaces.