Saturday, January 19, 2008

Beginning Reading

Today we began our reading program. A few months ago I started teaching him names (he can read the names of about two dozen family members), but we never really did much more than that.

We're starting off with animals, because that is what he is really into these days. There's no hat, cat and sat in teaching two-year olds. More like elephant, motorcycle, and humerus, because that is what he finds more interesting (and you can't teach without interest).

Nonetheless he loved it. I made a book of "couplets" (two words, such as purple butterfly) with pictures on the following page. I knew that he wouldn't go for just the words, unless those words meant a step into him being able to read books. He loves books, and isolated words aren't very interesting to him unless they mean something - which in this case means being able to read books.

He's really excited about reading again. Today he asked to see the words about four times, and each time I showed them to him he begged "Again!" His toy animals were even asking to see them.

Hopefully, this time we will be able to be more consistent and actually get somewhere with it. Hopefully.

"And the LORD delivered unto me two tables of stone written with the finger of God; and on them was written according to all the words..."
Deuteronomy 9:10

Hunter is 2 years, 10 months old

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