Katherine is often asked if she knows (or is learning) how to read. I do wish people would stop asking this question. It is starting to get awkward when she says “no” because they expect her answer to be “yes”. They look to me for an explanation - why isn’t your five-year-old reading? My answer is always the same: Katherine’s school begins reading instruction in first grade. This is a simple answer, but of course I have a lot more to say about it.
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