One of my children is close to 7 years old, but does very little reading to herself. Is this something I should be concerned about or not? I was an avid reader myself at that age so it puzzles me. She reads well and enjoys reading aloud to me. Currently we are sharing the reading each evening of the Wishing Chair collection by Enid Blyton. I read a page, she reads a page. She wants to do this every evening - she asks to do it, she chose the book and she always wants to do more than there is time for. But she has rarely picked up a book to read to herself - with the exception of a joke book. She can read silently in her head, but does little of this. I read out loud at other times of day, she has plenty of choice of books of all types, all levels of complexity, toddler upwards, lots of appealing things on the shelves. She has also always enjoyed sitting down for long period of time listening to pretty complex material (relative to her age that is, not War and Peace!) in unabridged audiobooks. Will this just change with time, am I doing something wrong, or are there some people who just never sit there and read to themselves to entertain themselves and I have produced one of them?