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post #21 of 24

I found this case study intersting.  This boy started learning to read right at age 2 and was reading pretty fluently by 3 1/2.  http://gcq.sagepub.com/content/37/2/78.full.pdf 

post #22 of 24

DS learned to 'read' via the closed caption on his movies.  We also had some 'Leap frog' learning movies he would watch.

One night I told DS it was bedtime and he needed to turn off the movie he was watching, his reply?  BUT MOM- I'm READING and sure enough he had the sound off and the CC on.... he was not 3 yrs old.  I lost the debate and don't think I've 'won' one since then.  DS is 10 now.

post #23 of 24

My daughter watched a lot of Sesame Street from age 2 months-5 years.  She learned her letters before she turned 2 and knew how to read by 3 and I didn't really teach her.

post #24 of 24

I think it's wonderful that you are following your dd's lead.  I dismissed my son's requests to learn to read (because I was afraid of him "getting too far ahead"), and now I realize that my attitude was very destructive.  At 2 yrs 3 months, ds started begging me to teach him to read.  When I didn't respond, he literally spent at least 8 hrs per day asking me to spell various words.  (Basically, it was constant until I finally declared no more spelling for the day--I had to or my sanity would have been GONE.)  At 2 yrs 9 months, he had memorized how to spell about 200 words and started to recognize phonetic patterns.  He never had any reading instruction whatsoever, but went from reading CVC words at 2yrs 9 months to reading National Geographic and science encyclopedias before his 4th b-day. 

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