Maria gives evidence that early readers excel. At age 3 yrs. 6 mos., she reads new material fluently because she applies the principles of phonics that she has learned since she was 15 mos. old. She now has the key to unlock the door of knowledge all on her own. End result -- Maria graduated from High School in 2010 as a National Merit Finalist and earned a very generous scholarship for college. Learning to read at a young age teaches a child to love learning all through their life.