Originally Posted by Latinandgreek
I started reading sometime around my 4th birthday (says my mom). Most kids in Croatia (I've noticed) don't learn until after they start school, which is at 6 or 7 years of age (I didn't grow up here, this is just what I've seem from friends' children).
I've noticed that difference between some countries. Got no facts or statistics to say if has some influence or not in teenagers learning curve later.
Just saw a documentary about how education, here in north america, went down a little bit when comparing to some places in Europe, even ASIA. They even compared how many Chinese children read and write perfect English so early now.