Saturday, February 9, 2008

My Child Can READ...

Catchy title, right? It's too bad that it doesn't tell you anything. I remember telling people that Curly Q. could read when she was 4. I was telling the truth, but now I see that it was a bit of a lie anyway. Some people describe learning to read as a light being turned on. I think a dimmer switch being slowly(sometimes very slowly) turned up. I think as parents we are so excited to say that our little genius can read that we take her being able to decode a three letter word as proof that she is reading. They are reading, but there is still a lot of work to be done. Curly Q. has finally reached a level of fluency, but she will continue to improve in her tracking skills. So what do I say as Bear begins to sound out simple words? Of course I will say,"My daughter can read!"

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