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My five year old just read the first page of act 1, Romeo and Juliet

Anonymous
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Call me a troll all you want, but I'm astonished right now.

Posted by Anonymous on Aug. 24, 2013 at 9:40 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Aug. 25, 2013 at 9:43 AM

Is it normal for them to be able to read the words, even if they don't understand the sentence?

disneymom2two
by Platinum Member on Aug. 25, 2013 at 9:44 AM

Lots of young children can decode words.  True reading requires comprehension of what they read.

AmaliaD
by Platinum Member on Aug. 25, 2013 at 9:45 AM
Ah huh...... And then he understood it .....right! Thanks for the laugh.
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Aug. 25, 2013 at 9:47 AM
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Quoting AmaliaD:

Ah huh...... And then he understood it .....right! Thanks for the laugh.

I just said right above you that she didn't understand the sentence.


I'm asking if it's normal for them to be able to read the word.



Don't be such a bitch.

Nichole0403
by Silver Member on Aug. 25, 2013 at 9:49 AM
Yay, Good job!
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illinoismommy83
by on Aug. 25, 2013 at 9:49 AM

I'm 30 years old and college educated and I don't even know what "collier" and "choler" mean without looking them up.

5 year olds generally cannot discern words like "runn'st" even in context because it is above their comprehension level. Overall, act 1 scene 1 isn't a hard read, but....

Why don't you give your child a more age appropriate book?

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Aug. 25, 2013 at 9:49 AM

My kids could do that at age five so nothing new 

cutebaby06
by Platinum Member on Aug. 25, 2013 at 9:50 AM
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Whoopie, my daughter was doing that a year old.

notjstasocermom
by Emerald Member on Aug. 25, 2013 at 9:50 AM

why would you be astonished? Its your child, are you not aware of what they can do?

squirrelml
by Member on Aug. 25, 2013 at 9:51 AM

My daughter started reading at age 3.She truely understood everything up to the age of 5.I had her tested at the age of 7.They told me if she can read a newspaper and understand everything she read,she has the mentality of an 18 year old. She always loved to read,I never stoped her.She preferred books over toys.

We need more children to stop being lazy(boob tube kids)and encourage them to read more,we would have a better world-I would hope....lol

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