The Brain and Reading

The Brain and Reading

I receive many questions about school readiness, especially when it comes to reading. The most common question, “When should young children learn to read?”  In the most educationally advanced countries, Finland, New Zealand, and Australia, children learn to read starting at age seven. In the United States, we start earlier. Rather than give a definitive answer, I want to explore the role of nature and nurture in learning to read.

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