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April 08, 2006

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Linda

Eight is actually a very average age to begin to learn how to read, in terms of being truly developmentally ready. I wish so much that people would relax about this and not buy into the government's unnatural standards!

Steph

Excellent post! And I agree with Linda, who wrote that eight is a good age to learn to read based on *developmental readiness* rather than society's yardstick. My son will be 8 in Sept. and has just recently learned to read. We've provided everything from Dr. Seuss and picture books to Abeka readers, but he prefers Calvin and Hobbes. :-D By the way, I think he might be a visual-spatial ("right brained" learner, too). That would make him the polar opposite of my daughter and me. I just love all the opportunities for growth and learning that home schooling provides *me.*

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