Are children who are gifted readers born or made?

When she turned two, Sashayna Vincent was reading out loud early-reading books with short sentences, road signs and items she liked on the menu, like ice-cream.
When she turned two, Sashayna Vincent was reading out loud early-reading books with short sentences, road signs and items she liked on the menu, like ice-cream.ST PHOTO: KHALID BABA
Ethan Tan reads above his age group, including novels such as the How To Train Your Dragon series.
Ethan Tan reads above his age group, including novels such as the How To Train Your Dragon series.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG

SINGAPORE - When Sashayna Vincent was 18 months old, she read out a WhatsApp message that beeped on her mother's mobile phone.

Her family could not be certain if she understood what she had read: A birthday greeting, wishing many happy returns of the day.

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