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
Please share how your child(ren) learned how to read! - Page 2
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.
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.