Many parents believe they have no place in teaching reading and that one has to be a professional to do it. The truth is, parents are constantly teaching. By the time a child enters school for the first time, he or she has learned to walk, play a number of games, speak, use the toilet, ride a bike, eat at the table, celebrate holidays ... the list is almost endless. With most of these things, it is the parent or another adult within the child's family who has been the teacher. And, of course, children are constantly learning from each other.