I had always sort of thought that once I got the kanji memorized, the rest would be easy. The problem is that I am studying reading comprehsion and there are parts that I just simply don’t understand, despite knowing the meanings of all the words.

In daily conversation, I understand everything, assuming I know the vocabulary. But spoken conversation is a lot easier than reading essays.

And this is why it is important to encourage your child to read! There is so much more involved in reading than in speaking.