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October 8, 2014

The Reading Bug

The reading bug is a real thing…and my Baby A has got it!

Hallelujah!!!

As I’ve written before, the girls have had really solid pre-reading skills for a long, long time now.  I’d count at least two years that I expected them to start reading any day.  I never really pushed them, figuring it would happen when they were ready.  I thought that once they started, they’d just take off, and it sure feels like that’s what my A is doing.

She wants to read EVERYTHING now!

Last night, I was amazed as she made her way pretty proficiently through a huge stack of early reader cards.  She just kept plugging away!

And then before bed, she wanted to read a book.  She picked “The Very Grouchy Ladybug”, which is not exactly an easy reader.  With very little help, she got through the first several pages before it was time for bed.  She BEGGED to read more, but it was time to go upstairs.

It’s a little hard for me to tell exactly where Baby B is on the curve.  She hasn’t proactively sat down to read something with the same gusto as her sister, but she was helping A fill in the blanks in her book last night.  How cute it was to see them playing off each other.


How happy I am to see those synapses firing away.  I hope it’s the start of a long and storied love affair with reading!

3 comments:

cat said...

Great news! There is nothing better than a little reader. Its truly the very best adventure

Yetunde U said...

I'm so happy for you Mandy since I know you will enjoy sharing your love of books with your kids.

I really hope my girls grow to love reading too because I can't wait to re-read all my childhood faves with them

Barbara Manatee said...

So amazing to see, isn't it?!?! I've loved seeing J&S evolve into readers and am seeing those beginning with A! He's so proud of the short little books he brings home from school with his sight words and such!

 
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