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At What Age Did You Begin Reading?



At What Age Did You Begin Reading?

Three
117
33%
Four
108
31%
Five
43
12%
Six
22
6%
Seven
8
2%
Eight
10
3%
Other
44
13%
 
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Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:45 pm
200397 says...



I started when I was four. My first book was "Hooper Humperdink, Not Him!" and I read it so much the cover fell off! :lol:

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Mon Aug 17, 2009 3:06 pm
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winie603 says...



I started reading at about age four with some book that said stuff like 'the cat was on the mat' and 'the rat is fat.' I had this thing that if I said a whole page correctly (which was like two sentences), I got a hershey kiss. :)
Sometimes you're the apple, sometimes you're the mouth- me XD
  





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Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:16 am
YodelingVet1 says...



I started reading at 3. My first books were the BOB books.
  





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Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:29 am
pudin.junidf says...



So, I learned to read when I was like three and the first book I read was Hansel and Grethel when I was five years old. After I read that one, I just couldn't stop.


Pudin
  





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Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:27 pm
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Ranger Hawk says...



I first started learning to read at about 3 1/2.
  





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Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:40 pm
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Kamas says...



I started reading when I was three.
My first book was Spot goes to school orrrr.... some french book :lol:
I don't remember. Then my next one was bread and jam for francis! I destroyed that book from reading it.
Lol
~Kamas
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Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:06 pm
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MagnusBane says...



I think I was 4 when I started reading. I don't remember the book though. Actually, I don't remember a lot of things from when I was younger. Everything below 10 years is a blur to me.


~ Maggie
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Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:13 pm
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Lia says...



I learned when I was 7 (in my time it was the basic age to start schooling) but my first "big" book was at 8. It was "White Fang" ^_^ And at 9 I started writing.
  





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Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:49 pm
Young gun says...



It was three.A preschool book would be my best guess.
Too bad we don't live to experinece death
  





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Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:49 am
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Sylar says...



I have a video of me reading "Brown Bear, Brown Bear" when I was about 26 months old :)
A SURPRISE PARTY

FOR ME

YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-6cunaBd7A)
  





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Astronaut says...



One and a half. No I'm not kidding (ok, I could only read simple words then. but by two I could really read).
I don't have a signature.

Spoiler! :
Bet you didn't see that coming...
  





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Wed Sep 10, 2014 4:52 pm
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Spotswood says...



I was ALWAYS read to, which is very important for a child's development, but I put five because, let's face it, five is really the most realistic age for all of us. I see a lot of people here putting three, but I think the poll refers more to books. I was reading Harry Potter by the time I was five and six. I knew how to spell words when I was four-ish, but I feel that people here could be exaggerating by saying three :P

I was almost tempted to put three as well.
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Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:10 pm
Evander says...



Well... when my dad began to teach me how to read, I was three. However, I could read at six. Wow, I've been reading for 4-5 years now. o.o
I'm baaack.
  





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Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:17 pm
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Holysocks says...



As soon as I could talk! Uh, 12... >.>
Well, I started reading at a younger age, and I was always read too, but I couldn't really read until I was 12, sadly.
I hope it's a good joke because otherwise I'll have got it for nothing...

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Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:22 am
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Corncob says...



Sorry, mouse spasms; I started at four, but accidentally selected three. Just thought y'all should know that I am not vaguely superhuman ;).
  








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