To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.
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Childhood's Magic Milestone

Childhood's Magic Milestone

Dec 3, 2013-- "Betty Peck at 92 is full of a radiant loveliness that brings to mind fairy godmothers and enchanted gardens. Visiting her is a little like falling down Alice's rabbit hole. A train track with a real train runs around her Saratoga home. There are ivy-covered walls, crazy winding paths, tree houses, even a Rapunzel tower, and an amphitheater under the trees complete with a Romeo and Juliet balcony. Hundreds of children have played in the sun-dappled creek here, thrilled to the feel of soil under bare feet and rejoiced in a world brimming with creativity, beauty and wonder." This article offers a glimpse into Betty's magical world, and introduces a project that she is deeply excited about. A project that she describes in her own words, and that begins with a simple, yet profound question ... "I want to know how you learned to read." (19422 reads)

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