Tuesday, February 24, 2009
A-B-C Part 2
We have reached another milestone in the Babystepper household. (I really need to think of a new name for us. Any ideas? I thought about the Berensteins, you know, Mama, Papa, Brother and Sister. That might be too sappy for me, though.)
Mim is sort of reading now! It has all finally clicked, and in the car the other night we heard her in the backseat saying, "Puh - Ah - Puh, POP! Hey Mommy, I read the word 'pop'!" That night she sounded out 'cat' in the bathtub too. It's funny because she still gets confused about what some of the letters are (lowercase especially), but she's got the concept for reading anyway, and loves to try to sound out words.
This is all no thanks to Mommy. I've worked with her, of course, but not nearly as much as I should have. I always have these good intentions for working with my children, but they frequently don't get put into practice. I'm glad to see that they can carry on without a lot of intervention from Mommy.
Maybe, in spite of all the videos and games, they will learn to love books and learning after all. I hope so.