Your baby's cute and all, but it should probably be reading by now12/13/2012
Oh, your newborn is adorable! One question though: Why can't he read yet? A number of pushy parents have admitted that they started teaching their children to read when they were — no joke — four days old, confessions that have been met with raised eyebrows and rolled eyes. Skeptics claim that even though the tots might recognize words (or their shapes), they probably don't fully understand them. "Proper literacy involves more than just reading," psychologist Dr. Amanda Gummer says. "The big question is whether a comparable level of comprehension is developing [simultaneously]." She suggests encouraging kids to "take an interest in reading," then letting them move at their own pace. Aw, but parents can't brag about that. [Source]
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