well, I have add and it runs in families so there is a chance she has it too so if "being ready" is sitting still and focusing for more then 20 seconds she probably won't "be ready" until she is 10!
I can't really cover up everything. She isn't just looking around at different parts of the book. She is looking outside, at that speck on the carpet, her brother, is it snowing again? What's that red bird? my fingers are like an A.
I got the book because she soooo wants to read. She is constantly begging me to read to her. She is trying to write too and asks me how to write her name, her brothers name, my name, the dogs name. And she (all on her own) figured out the first half of her name just from that.
I have been doing a lot of unschooling and learning all the time stuff since she was born. When we take the elevator if there is no one else then I tell her what floor and she pushes the button. If there are other people then I say the floor and push it and show her that we help the other people with their floors too. She always asks me "what does this say" whenever she sees letters. And we have been getting Chinese food a lot recently so she keeps asking me what her cookie says.
we are only on lesson 6 right now. I have closed it before in the middle of a lesson when she won't do it but she gets so upset. She really really wants to learn to read. I have the laptop here to look at while I am waiting for her to come back to it but then I get involved in something here and she starts complaining that I am taking too long.