After months of self initiated practice of letter sounds I decided it was time to take the plunge and try a reading lesson with Andrew. Despite the fact that I am endlessly teaching my kids stuff, I don’t typically do any sort of formal instruction. But, I figured it was time (and yes, I miss teaching, especially teaching reading). I could see the desperation in his eyes, the longing to grasp this secret code of letters that so many people understand. We have started small, working on primer word lists and beginner books (Usborne Very First Reading series is excellent.) He has a good grasp of short vowel sounds and can sound out 3-4 letter words with ease. We’re so proud of him, yes. But even more than that is the joy that comes from sitting down and actually reading a book together. As parents we are both thrilled and scared of what to do about his educational future but in the meantime we’ll just enjoy it. Through his eyes, he’s just unlocked the secret to the rest of the world!
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we have a reader!
(Photo setup was done by me, shutter button was pressed by Daddy)
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