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Special K asked me the other night "How come you haven't taught [Little T] to read?"  I replied "Because he hasn't asked me."  The next evening Little T asked in his nicest voice "Mama, please will you teach me to read?"   My son only calls me Mama the name he first called me when he especially wants something.

As is typical for my boy, he started ambitiously with Green Eggs and Ham.  I said "That's a bit too hard."  He insisted.  He could read the first page or had memorized it.  

I looked around for the Bob Books.  "They're lost." Special K said.  C denied all knowledge of them then suddenly found them.  Little T read the first book Mat and started on the second book Sam.  He asked me what happened in the pictures.  He appears to already identify Mat and Sam.  I don't remember Special K doing that.  He could already read most of the first book.  He's mostly a sight reader like his sister, but he appears to have a better grasp of phonics than she does.  Oddly though he starts reading on the right page first instead of the left page.

Then it was time for dinner.  

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lesliepear
Feb. 25th, 2009 06:07 pm (UTC)
Great!

Now you've got me curious to see if Alan (who is in kindergarten and reading a little) can read them.

waterowl
Feb. 25th, 2009 06:49 pm (UTC)
They're designed to be very easy for beginning readers either sight or phonics. I highly recommend them.
emerge
Feb. 25th, 2009 07:30 pm (UTC)
*HUG* Cool kids.
waterowl
Feb. 25th, 2009 08:32 pm (UTC)
Of course I think so. Grin
poets_hand
Feb. 25th, 2009 09:09 pm (UTC)
Yay! That's such a cool process to watch, isn't it?

Ian was a strange reader. He wouldn't let me (or his teachers) teach him to read, he just "taught" himself. If he doesn't know the word, he won't try to sound it out or anything; either he knows it or he doesn't. Even today, he'll read books over his level, and just skip the words he doesn't know, as if they're extraneous anyway.
waterowl
Feb. 26th, 2009 05:47 pm (UTC)
Yeah it's so much fun to teach kids to read!

Ian is truly an independent reader! LOL
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