Thank you for posting this. When I read this week’s readings, I read them uncritically. As a a young woman with no children, I have little experience in this area. After completing the readings, this topic became almost mathematical to me. I thought I learnt the formula for creating successful reading and literacy skills in all children! Well, your post was very eye opening and I’m grateful to have a mother’s perspective on these readings. I still learnt many other valuable things from these readings, though.