My little guy just turned 4 at the beginning of the month. He has been "reading" for almost a year now. By "reading" I mean he can sound out just about any word...when he wants to... He has flat out told me he doesn't want to read and has told me he can't read, even tho he knows he can. It is driving me insane! I've tried taking a break from it for a while and sneaking it in here and there, but he has caught on. I can sit him down and have him do it, but it then takes forever to sound out a 3 letter word he knows, and if we do simple phrases like, "the sad man" by the time he gets to the final word, he's forgotten the last two words... His stubborness on not wanting to read is just so frustrating!! grr.... sorry...vent over lol.