When my children were young I used to read them a bedtime story every night. When they went to school they would bring back a book from which they should read. We thought our daughter was a child prodigy in the fact that she had been able learn to read really quickly she was but not how we expected. She had a photographic memory and she memorized the position of the word and what the word was in the book, if the word was written somewhere else she didn't know what it was. It became very difficult to actually teach her to read by the composition of the word itself. It did however leave her with a love for books. What is the point of this story, not everything is as it seems. How many child prodigies in science mathematics etc go on to be brilliant scientists? It is all about development everyone develops at different rates, after all if great minds all thought alike there wouldn't be many patents and the world would be at a standstill, if everyone was an inventor there would be no-one to build the invention.