Monday, March 10, 2008
You think your kid is intelligent? I think MY kid is intelligent. I think most people think that about their children. Then I saw this story on the Today Show and was stunned to see a little girl Lucy's age READING a variety of words and phrases shown to her without a problem. Words like "penguin", "stomach", "kangaroo", "Take a bath". How does she know about the long "A" and silent "E"? How does she know the "TH" sound? I know that the "normal" age for kids to start reading any words is anywhere between 3-5 years of age. I am very amazed by this child. Her parents haven't pushed her at all, she just loves books, and has also been taught signs, but experts think it's largely genetic. Wow.