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Yesterday while shopping we had one of many moments that indicate the teenage to come.
Special K pointed to a game and asked, "Why is called Kids on Stage?"
I replied, "I dunno."
C rushed up, "How do you know it's called Kids on Stage?"
Special K said in her best 'you are so stupid adult' voice that I'm sure we'll hear a lot more of when she's a teenager, "Because I read it."
C peered at her, "Really? Are you sure you didn't see it on tv?"
Special K rolled her eyes. "No, dad" she replied, all patient condescension.
C burbles excitedly, "But it has silent e."
Special K just looked at C with her best 'So?' look.
I shrug.
Special K has been playing a spelling game on JumpStart Kindergarten for months with silent e and including the word stage. I guess she's actually been learning to read from the game.


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Oct. 24th, 2006 07:35 pm (UTC)
When Emily was 4, we had a teenage moment. It was Sunday, and everybody was exhausted from a long week, so as a family we were going to have a nap. Although she was very tired, Emily had decided she wasn't going to take a nap, she was going to play. After some brief arguing, I told her that if she didn't come with me to her room, she wouldn't get a book. She started crying and screamed loudly "You're ruining my life!!". I told her it probably wouldn't be the last time. :p
Oct. 25th, 2006 05:09 am (UTC)
She probably is learning to read from her software, but kids sight-read many words without knowing the "reading rules" like silent e. Sam can read large words with the right context, but he's not sounding them out. He knows the first letter, and can figure out what it might be from that. It's like real estate: Location, location, location.
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