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The "How Did You Learn To Read?" Thread

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I grasped the written form of English straight from Dr. Seuss’ Hop On Pop.

How about everyone else?

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Dek Rollins said:

I grasped the written form of English straight from Dr. Seuss’ Hop On Pop.

How about everyone else?

I assume my mother taught me. God knows daddy dearest did jackshit.

This is the oldest book I remember reading:

Still own it, in fact. Should I be blessed with children, I’d like it to be their first book, too.

“Happy Halloween, ladies!”

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We have so many of those Little Golden Books sitting on a shelf about 10 feet from where I’m sitting.

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Just now in this thread, thanks.

But also fup ur.

Keep Circulating the Tapes.

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I don’t quite remember. I think I learned the basics from school and then puzzled through picture books I had memorized that my sister had read to me. From that point on I was just always reading because I had nothing better to do.

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Probably Dr. Seuss.

“After a time, you may find that having, is not so pleasing a thing after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true.” - Spock

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I don’t remember how I learned to read. Either from school or my mom or both.

I did have some Little Golden Books when I was a kid, but when looking around for books for my daughter, several of them I have see these days seem to have not aged very well.

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Possessed said:

You didn’t use an audio book?

😛

Actually, when I was a small child I did have a collection of audio cassettes for something called “The Bible in Drama” and “Character Building Drama”. I enjoyed the latter much more, kind of like modern parables or whatever.

Plus, I had a few Read Along Storybooks that came with audio cassettes. The two I remember now are E.T. and Return of the Jedi. My sister had at least one, but hers were on small 45 vinyl records she could play in her little plastic record player.

I also remember once making a little Read Along Storybook of my own, using typing paper, markers, and my little audio cassette recorder in my room, about outer space.

 
I know you were joking, and I do seem to much favor listening to books over actually reading them these days, but apparently there was a precedent set for it, which occurred to me sometime recently when I suddenly remembered the “Bible in Drama” set I used to have.

TV’s Frink said:

chyron just put a big Ric pic in your sig and be done with it.

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Dek is Facebook, confirmed.

Nice try though, but I’ll keep my personal information.

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dahmage said:

Dek is Facebook, confirmed.

Nice try though, but I’ll keep my personal information.

How did you figure it out? I mean, where did I make my mistake? I thought my plan was foolproof. Alas, I have been beaten by a greater mind. Take me in, Lieutenant.

Army of Darkness: The Medieval Deadit | The Terminator - Color Regrade | The Wrong Trousers - Audio Preservation
SONIC RACES THROUGH THE GREEN FIELDS.
THE SUN RACES THROUGH A BLUE SKY FILLED WITH WHITE CLOUDS.
THE WAYS OF HIS HEART ARE MUCH LIKE THE SUN. SONIC RUNS AND RESTS; THE SUN RISES AND SETS.
DON’T GIVE UP ON THE SUN. DON’T MAKE THE SUN LAUGH AT YOU.

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I don’t remember. I was 4 or 5 when I learned how to read in Portuguese, but not sure about when I started reading English. I suppose I must’ve been around 12 or 13. I was 14 the first time I watched something in English with no subtitles or any other form of “help”. That I remember - it was Batman: The Animated Series’ “Christmas with The Joker”.

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On second thought, probably the lyrics of “Help!”, by The Beatles, when I was 8.

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improve my reading of English by song lyrics because easier to translate. And film and TV. Now internet more.

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