Ah, we had a mom scold our dd at pre-school for insisting she could read - because obviously she was lying. That was certainly a confusing message. The next kid insisted that kids "can't" read until they are 5 when they are supposed to start K. So she stopped reading - at least when you were watching - on her 5th birthday she is now reading again. Just don't let anyone tell her she shouldn't have the chapter books or it'll be another long year.