Friday, February 13, 2009

Look Who's Reading Now!

Little Man is reading!
As a mom, not to mention a homeschool mom, this is a pretty big deal!
These are a couple of the books he got for his bday, in the new amazing Leapfrog Tag system (how do they do that?). No, he's not really reading those yet, it's just a cute pic.

But he is actually reading - decoding letter sets into understood words and short sentences.
Yes, it's just the "Bob" books, but we are all pretty thrilled.Anyhow, this is one of those things that kids come to on their own time frame, I'm convinced. Some do it sooner, some do it later...but only when they are ready. But no matter when it happens...even these tentative baby steps, it's just exciting.
I told him "Reading is power, if you can read, you can do anything!"
We both think that's just cool, and true.

Now, if only they made the "Bob" books in Amharic.....then maybe I'd be reading too!


Jane (a.k.a. patjrsmom) said...

That is awesome! My daughter (home 2 years) spoke, read and wrote no English when she arrived. Three days ago, she read The Snowy Day for her little sister's preschool class (talk about an audience!) without a single mistake. When she looked up at me after finishing and smiled, tears came to my eyes. I was so proud.

Big congrats from us!


Farmboy and Buttercup said...

Good job, buddy!

You are an awesome homeschooling mom. I can just tell how much you care. I'm sure some days are hard, but I see you have a gift. Your kids are blessed.

Hope time is flying by as you wait for THE day.

Adoption Cubed said...

Hooray for Little Man!