my DD who recently turned four has been reading words forever. I know she is capable of reading very "big" words and does so with no effort or very little effort, but never, ever will read a book to me and I don't push it because when I do, she gets more unlikely to cooperate. Last night I was really hoping she would read to me so I dug out a very, very simple book with CVC words etc. and put it in the pile of books we read before bed, and she reached over and picked up a much, much longer, much much more complicated book with long paragraphs and read it cover to cover for us and was quite fluent. I didn't even ask. What got her to do it was she was pretending she was me and that gave her more confidence I guess. Why had she hidden all that?????? Not sure if this is a brag, but I wanted to share it.