I have never met a child who did not want to learn to read and write. I remember being about 4 years old and trying to draw my mother’s cursive writing. I drew what looked a child’s drawing of the ocean–pointy triangular waves connected across the page. Georgia, Carter, and Brady have favorite books that we read together over and over. Griffin, my 11-year-old, reads each night before bed. Sadly, many children abandon this type of playful enthusiasm following a series of confusing and confidence crushing experiences. The good news is that psychology can lay claim to a real success story: we know how to ensure that nearly everyone learns how to read. We just need to develop the experiences that create the desire to learn.