When I wrote Teaching our 4 year old to READ!, we had just completed lesson 21. Well, we have completed lesson 33 today, and I had to post a quick update. I planned to write an update at 50, but her progress has really surprised me. With today’s lesson she read, “We see a duck. We can sit in the sun with that duck. It is fun in the sun.” I don’t know about you, but this kind of blows my mind. She’s also spelling a lot on her own. So of course she makes errors, but she is attempting to sound out words and write them on her own.
She also really enjoys these reading lessons. At the beginning, it was hard to keep her still the entire time. She got a little tired of it after a few minutes. Now she looks forward to reading the story and answering questions about it. I must say it is an absolute joy to be a part of this progress.
Whether or not you homeschool, you can still teach your child to read. Not only is it really awesome to see the progress, you can rest assured that your child won’t be one of those that is only reading at a first grade level durng her junior year of high school. We as parents can change these statistics. We do this by teaching our own children to read. Resources like Siegfried Englemann’s Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons make it possible.
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