Thursday, March 11, 2010

my little reader: it's about time!

I swear by Teaching Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons and have used it with all of my girls so far. Hannah is 6 and finished it when she was 4, but unlike the rest of her sisters....she just didn't get into reading. I have felt like she was staying at the same level, but I did know from our scripture reading and reading aloud here and there that she was progressing, even if it was ever so slightly. She just didn't feel drawn to books yet. (Until yesterday, that is.) She has her little passport from Magic Tree House and read a good 7 books yesterday. Yes, I realize that if she can read them in 20-30 minutes, they are probably a little too easy for her, but it feels so good to call her and realize that she is in the corner reading. I am just overly happy right now that she is being a book worm. I figure she should be done with all of the Magic Tree House books on our shelves in a few days and then I will get her into Charlotte's Web. And in quizzing her (because I was just positive that she wasn't really reading the book in 30 minutes or less) she is remembering every little detail of the book as she zooms through. Whoot! Whoot! for Hannah!

4 comments:

Islandalli said...

AWESOME Hannah!!! Meg is just about old enough to start that reading book too. Adam was fluent before kindergarten. It's good to find something that works with the combination of having brilliant children, as you do.

Annalia Romero said...

All you have to do is get them started. Once they're hooked...

Beth Tunnell said...

That's so cool! Britton is working on the 100 lessons right now. She gets pretty goofy sometimes, but she loves when we learn a new sound.

Linda Tunnell said...

Yea Hannah! I love when they do that.