at what age do you know how to read?

@xannebull (1806)
Philippines
September 10, 2009 3:27am CST
can you still remember your age in which you already know how to read a single word? i asked my mother at what age did i know how to read, she said that time when i was about 5 years old. my mother told me that i could read a commercial ad on tv and post signs on the road when i was about that age.
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@jheLaichie (4439)
• Philippines
10 Sep 09
hhhmmmm... i do not know if i can still remember and my mom as well. but she told me i am fond of writing and read in syllables. though hard to understand but i am always eager to know that was about 3 or 4 years old. that was the age i want to go to school and just learn anything. that is what my mom says. i do not know if it is the right one though... jhelai
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@underdogy (700)
• Thailand
10 Sep 09
I think i started to read when i was 5 or 6. Too late compared to others who learned how to read at the age of 3. It was my teacher who taught me how to read because my parents were too busy making money lol. My teacher won't allow us to go home unless we read what was written on the board. I kinda hate her because i was always late with the kiddy game my friends and i play. Later did i realize that what she did was great. Now, i can read and converse with the language i am not native with; it all started when i learned how to read hehe.
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@med889 (5958)
10 Sep 09
I started reading at the age of three well thanks to my grandfather who was a genius and because of him today I can read and I am willing to go further in life too, unfortunately he is no more but when I read or whenever I finish a book I always think of him. Today I can say that I love reading, I am a book worm, I can read many books. When I travel I do not stop to read those signs boards on the road too.
@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
11 Sep 09
Hi xannebull! I didn't learn how to read until I was in the first grade. I would have been 6 years old. When I was growing up, that was about the age all kids learned how to read. They didn't teach you to read in kindergarten in those days. What we learned in the first grade back then, they learn in kindergarten now. Also, there wasn't any such thing as "Sesame Street" in htose days. I don't know if youall have Sesame Street in the Phillipines or not but in case youall don't, it's a tv program for children where they learn how to read and do different things. I think children are a lot smrter now than they were when I was a child. Kathy.
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• Indonesia
10 Sep 09
then I brusia five years old.My mother often taught me.He often bought the book a good story for me, so I can read well. thank you mom.
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• Indonesia
10 Sep 09
I read at 4 my mother make me read. first Iread my name, then alphabet and then rea a book :)
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• Philippines
10 Sep 09
maybe when i was 5 years old. i had been attending grade one class at this age (my grandmother being the teacher) and it was then that i learned how to read. i was officially enrolled as grade one when i turned six.
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@wangkai (798)
• China
10 Sep 09
when i was seven years old i can read.
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@prinzcy (5063)
• Malaysia
11 Sep 09
Since I have no memory whatsoever regarding this topic, my mom said I already be able to write and write when I was in kindergarten. I don't know whether I can read before that so I guess I started by the age of 6. I do remember hiding under the teacher's desk (we were gathered in front of the blackboard) since the teacher love to ask me to read.