I am an avid reader (and writer :-) ), and I have read to all my children from an early age. My eldest daughter (now 21) started reading sight words (cat, dog, cup etc) from the age of 4, and my eldest son (now 17) was reading articles in the newspaper form the age of 7. He now writes songs (not the kind that I would listen to - really heavy metal stuff), but he has a real talent for creative writing.

Gabby (my youngest) went on a library excursion with her class mates last Friday, and brough...
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