Hi all, apologies if this has been asked before; I could not find a similar thread by searching.
I am on level 3 with Wanikani now and I love it so far. I am wondering how important it is for a learner of the language to understand if it is important to know which reading (on-yomi/kun-yomi) corresponds to the pronunciation of each kanji?
For example, 木（もく on-yomi）（き kun-yomi）
I ask because I am flying through the vocab and wondering if I should slow down and take my time to also create an association between the pronunciation and its reading. When I learned French vocabulary over 10 years ago, I didn’t focus as much on the association with a noun and its gender (le/la), and that was a huge rookie mistake! I would like to avoid making a similar mistake in Japanese.