Question of the day.

Who taught you to read?

My answer:

Since despite multiple attempts and good will my parents have never learnt Braille, moreover, doubted I’ll be able to learn it when I was little, I learnt to read at school, as I think the vast majority of blind people would. In spite their doubts, it really didn’t take me that much time to master it. I didn’t like reading at the beginning, but once I’ve become more fluent at it I grew to love it and my teacher was actually saying I read way too quickly and too much (no idea where the boundary between enough and too much lies in this case 😀 ). Nevertheless, when she found out that I feel slightly bored with the stuff we had to read at school, for some time she wrote little stories for me that I could practice reading during longer school breaks when I was at home, they were all – just as I wanted it – about a little boy named Jacek. These weren’t hard to read either, especially that I would tell the whole plot to her earlier so she’d know what to write, and I was actually the one making them up, but at least that was fun and not boring and felt quite special to me. 😀 I guess though that with time it became a bit of a pain in the neck for her, haha, so I had to move on and start writing stories myself which turned out to be even more fun as no one would understand my ideas as well as I do!

How about you? 🙂

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6 thoughts on “Question of the day.”

  1. My mother taught me to read, although I taught myself after a fashion by reading the comics in the daily newspaper my parents would get each day. I could read by the time I was four. My mother, however, was integral in getting me interested in reading books and had a great love herself of a wide variety of authors.

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    1. How cool – from my perspective – that all of you learnt to read from your parents! 🙂 No, it’s not impressive at all that I learnt Braille, I don’t think so. Or, putting it otherwise, it’s just as impressive as it is for a sighted child to learn to read, I think the level of difficulty is the same, especially that children’s brains are like sponges. 😉

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