December 14, 2005


She being the artist finished a book in a day. Less than a day. less than 3 hrs. really; we came home from the library and she began reading; 175 pages. Nancy Drew. A page a minute.

This is a child who didn't learn to read till she was 8. Basic words at 8; and then she flew! Now I can't get her nose out of a book. She describes it as "eating" and the books "make her read". Four years make such a difference!

All those whose kids aren't reading at the "right" time, take heart. My daughter was the same way. And she is now a fantastic reader.

Now if only I could get her to like math.....................

Posted by Rachel Ann at December 14, 2005 08:06 PM | TrackBack

Remember that not all intellect is Math/Language based.

My daughter was unable to master grade level reading until she was 12. But she has so many other talents.

Info on multiple intelligences:

Posted by: Julia at December 15, 2005 03:11 PM

Thank you for the link!

I've read the book and I agree with the sentiments. THe artist is a genius in some ways, imho...she has a great sense of emotional states and has very sophisticated thought processing; she just doesn't grasp things in stages though. She is more gestalt, which is harder in schools. If I were still homeschooling I would worry less. but schools don't understand things like that, and she weants to be in the school system. She is shy; but she likes having people around her; she likes watching and observing.

I'll have to check out the site.

thanks again,

Posted by: Rachel Ann at December 15, 2005 04:58 PM
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