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.)

Anyway...

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.

7 comments:

aftergrace said...

I think once our kids start school everything we've tried to teach them starts to make sense.
How about the Camz family, it takes the first letter of all of your names into one?

Crissybug said...

I am impressed! Caden is 5 and is probably at the stage Mim is. How fun to watch her discovery. I love it when my kids learn new things.

Qtpies7 said...

That is great! Kid learn in spite of us, and that is a good thing!
We hit a reading milestone in the last year, too. Devon couldn't read until 5th grade, and even then it was long and painful. But this year he discovered the Twilight series. I wouldn't normally allow that, but Devon devoured them over and over and over again! He reads for hours every day! I am so happy for him that I have made an exception for vampire books. My much more spirtually aware daughter read them, too, and she thinks they are fine for Devon, but not Cody yet.

Lilibeth said...

hmmm...maybe another kind of steps...not giant steps...lizard steps?...duck steps? goose steps? parakeet? dragon? weasel? aw forget it. How about a garden?

Lilibeth said...

Or maybe from A to Z

Babystepper said...

Weaselsteps

I like it!

Mike said...

Good job to Mim.


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