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How did you learn to read? / the alphabet
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With talk of how to say Kodak I wondered how folks out there learnt to read / the alphabet.

Myself, I learnt the aphabet by rote i.e. a for apple , b for ball, c for cat, and had a Ladybird book to assist me with lovely coloured pictures.
I then moved on to the Ladybird series of Peter, Jane and Pat the dog. I then read other Ladybird books and became an avid reader.
I've found that reading is great escapism into another world and more satifying than watching a movie or play.



so did you learn with annie apple or puddle lane? or some other way?  


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I learnt exactly the same way as you Aviator. But my son is just starting to learn to read now, is learning phonetically.

I Got my first library book aged 5 (Hansel and Gretel) and read the whole book that same evening, much to my mums surprise. She wouldn't let me have 2 books because "you won't be able to read them both". I remember it like it was last week.  



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Buggered if I know, I was too young to remember!!

My mum spent hours, and hours, and hours teaching me to read, and I DO remember reading Peter and Jane books and Janet and John books....


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Reading-technique into Latvian differ from the reading into English.
We have 33 letters (it took couple of days for me to remember them). If you know all the letters, you have to understand, how to read them together (asked couple of weeks for me and mum was quite angry- she was sure, i didn't try). After that you can read everything, because, if we write, for example, "c", we say "c", not "s" or "k". "A" is "a", not "e" or "ei" and so on. We have just some exceptations- for example letter "e" can be for narrow and wide sounds "e", word ending "gs" we pronounce as "ks".
I started reading, when i was five. Remember the first text, i had read. It was about a snowman. In the morning i know all the letters, but still couldn't put them together. Suddenly something happened in my mind, and in the evening the picture of a snowman was wet because of my tears, but i could read.
After that the books followed one by one, i almost ate them up- loved reading so much. The texts turned into wonderful sights into my imagination, i felt like a film director.
Don't remember my first book, but, when i was seven and started to go to school, my fav was "The adventures of Oliver Twist" (sorry for the uncorrect spelling ).


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Ladybird Books for me   and seems to have done the trick.. I was reading by the age of 5/6


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In kindergarden we had little yellow softback books that followed the adventures of Matt the Rat and Sam the Cat.  I don't remember any of the actual stories and now I can find no reference to them anywhere.  I believe it was phonetic.

As for basic ABC's, though, it was Sesame Street all the way!  



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Quoted from MJB
Peter and Jane books and Janet and John books....


Here it was private and Jane, in the 70's. I think they might've changed the names by now (I hope  )

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On school we had cards.And we learn from is.M from mother F of fisch(in dutch M for moeder V for vis) and go on.....
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My Mum was a good teacher, she told me last night (having discussed this thread with her!!! ) that I had a reading age of 8 when I started school!!!  


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I can't remember how I learnt the alphabet, but I do remember those books - I just loved reading them.  I'm not too sure whether we still (meaning my mum) still have any of those old Ladybird books, but I know we use to have a load of them.


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I remember the Peter And Jane books... must have worked cos I got the reading bug early on....would have read the stickers on the jam jars even   And have always loved books.  



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Quoted from MJB
... I had a reading age of 8 when I started school!!!  



I remember at age of 8 being told my reading age was 13 which cheered me no end as that was the age of my eldest brother.


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I can't remember not being able to read - could certainly do it before I went to school. Don't know how I learnt - just always knew how.


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I was like Amber, I just "got it" one day & have never been without a book on the go.

I learnt to read by having a matchbox with words in that we had to learn each week & books about coloured families (no NOT like that - Roger Redhat & Billy Bluehat etc & I think they lived in a village with 3 corners...)

I learnt that "A" was as in "apple" rather than "angel", "B" was "button" rather than "beach".  It drives my husband daft because he learnt the other way & can't do baby letters!

My little girl is learning to write now & she'll write 5 or 6 random letters down & ask what it spells - she's not quite worked out that just cos "afdwec" adn "oswlam" are letters, they aren't words!!
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My little girl is learning to write now & she'll write 5 or 6 random letters down & ask what it spells - she's not quite worked out that just cos "afdwec" adn "oswlam" are letters, they aren't words!!


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