When did you learn to read?

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When did you learn to read?

Post by complimentarymatters » 31 Oct 2007, 17:40

When did you learn to read? How old were you? What do you think is the average age?

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Post by callalilly » 01 Nov 2007, 17:31

I think I was six. I remember reading basic books in first grade. I have been a nerd ever since! :D

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Post by awelker » 01 Nov 2007, 20:46

I've been reading ever since I can remember. I can remember my mom teaching me how to write and reading me stacks of books. I think i was about four when I started reading. It could've been me memorizing the books but i still consider it reading.
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Post by Bighuey » 25 Sep 2011, 20:08

I was probably 5 or 6, I remember the Dick and Jane books.
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Post by Maud Fitch » 26 Sep 2011, 01:49

About 5, pretty much the average first school year. I vaguely recall the primers then, around 10, reading the heavy stuff like Agatha Christie.....ooooohh.
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Post by Bighuey » 26 Sep 2011, 08:50

I remember when I was about 10, I got a book at the library, something about people going into the past and bringing dinosaurs into modern times. The flashy cover is what attracted me, pictures of dinosaurs chasing people, half-naked ladies and so forth. My mom and dad said it was too mature for me, I wouldnt understand it. It was an adult book, written for adults. I dont even remember the name of it or the author, but it was a really cool book, I really liked it. I think I read it in 2 or 3 days. That was about the time I graduated from Uncle Wiggley.
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Post by Aileenhu » 26 Sep 2011, 22:13

I don't have a clue when I started learning to read. All I remember is that my parents asked me to read as much as possible - mainly because I live in an English-speaking country while my parents speak another language.

I reckon that the youngest would 'look' at books rather than understand them. My parents said that I have been 'reading' books since about two, but I think I was only looking at the pictures. I don't really remember where or when I actually started to read ...
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Post by Ant » 27 Sep 2011, 16:25

When i was about 5 I think, I'm from a big family......all avid readers. I remember reading Bobby Brewster books when I was very young....seems like a life-time ago :D

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Post by Jacob » 27 Sep 2011, 16:33

My whole life, every where you go you read something. I discovered the word "Cautious" of a sign, I discovered the word "Participate" from a board. You can learn new words from anything and everything.
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Post by Bookworm2011 » 28 Sep 2011, 10:30

I don't remember when I learned to read but I always remember people asking me to read cards from birthdays (even when it wasn't my birthday) I know I was pretty young, like 4ish. It was weird being the center of attention but at the same time it was fun, I got to learn to read from a big group of people.

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Post by talia_in » 14 Oct 2013, 17:33

I have been reading since I was in thee first grade :D

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Post by DeadPiccolo » 15 Oct 2013, 21:27

Kindergarten, but I picked up my first novel, Harry Potter, in second grade.

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Post by Tigania » 16 Oct 2013, 20:13

I started reading at 1 and a half. I was the last kid picked up at the nursery school, and I had to wait about an hour a day after the other kids were gone. With my parents' permission, they taught me to read.
I taught my son when he was 2 years old. Peoples' expressions were priceless when this little boy would read a sign out loud!

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Post by Namrata » 17 Oct 2013, 07:12

I learned to read as soon as I could put words together. It was the best experience ever.

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Post by aaronhattle » 18 Oct 2013, 15:35

Oh God, it's been so long now that I can't even remember. I guess quite early on.

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