30 APRIL 1954, Page 12

SIR,--The modern methods of teaching children to read appear to

have results inferior to the older ones. Backwardness in reading is so prevalent today.

Can any correspondent recommend a short but adequate book about the aims and

methods of the Look-and-See and Aah-Sa" Kcr school of thought ? Is such a book to be had from a free library ? 1 ask since a convenient way of obtaining enlightenment on an unknown subject is reading the relevant literature, and only an expert can guide parents to the right book.—Yours faithfully, M

109 Durham Road, Wimbledon, .W.20