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    Default How old were you when you learned to read?

    and what methods were used?

    I was thinking about this and how I was a late reader, despite not being dyslexic nor having any other reading disability. I didn't learn until I was around 7 and a half. And it's interesting because my brother who's 2 and half years older was the one who taught me, And he simply told me to sound it out and showed me how to. No one had ever told me to do that before, and I picked it up really fast. Maybe they did and I wasn't paying attention. But no wonder I didn't start reading til late no one had ever just simply said "sound it out" I had memorized books around 5 or 6 and would say I was reading but the thing is i'd stay on the first page and just recite. Of course once I learned cuz it took awhile compared to my peers, I would read every billboard we passed, because I was so proud

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    Around 6-7 years old. Some psychometrics claim that the age when an individual learns to read is a sign of intelligence.
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    that's so cute purp! I remember trying to teach my little sisters how to read and other things when we were younger. Dyslexia can really make it tough to learn to read so 7 is impressive. I love when kids proudly read things around them. One of the cutest things in the world. I read pretty early, but was never good at spatial reasoning (still a weakness).

    Edit: methods? Oh man I really don't remember. I was reading before school so I'm pretty sure it was my mom who did most of it. She's not a teacher so who knows what she did lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nicolita View Post
    that's so cute purp! I remember trying to teach my little sisters how to read and other things when we were younger. Dyslexia can really make it tough to learn to read so 7 is impressive. I love when kids proudly read things around them. One of the cutest things in the world. I read pretty early, but was never good at spatial reasoning (still a weakness).

    Edit: methods? Oh man I really don't remember. I was reading before school so I'm pretty sure it was my mom who did most of it. She's not a teacher so who knows what she did lol.
    wait i said i wasn't dyslexic, or are you saying your sister was?

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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    wait i said i wasn't dyslexic, or are you saying your sister was?
    Oh shoot my bad. You said you weren't. I misread it. :/
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    Quote Originally Posted by nicolita View Post
    Oh shoot my bad. You said you weren't. I misread it. :/
    it's ok

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    5. I was in the bluebird group for advanced readers in first grade. When the teacher took me aside to tell me I was being placed in another group, I thought I'd done something wrong and was in trouble.

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    I don't clearly remember when I learnt to read (I think it was in my reception year in school) but I remember a consciousness of 'I can read anything now' when I learnt to read. I felt powerful with a great sense of accomplishment to be able to read.

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    My son has just started to read. He recognizes the letters in words and forms the sounds as he sees them. The other day he pointed out the word CAT to me. It's fun to watch him get so excited about learning an ability most adults take for granted.

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    6. It happened over summer before I started first grade somehow. Nobody had really gotten around to teach me officially how to read by that point.
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