OK, so I’ll admit that part of the reason I’m posting now is so that my most recent post isn’t about Jesus and Poopie.
That being said, we’ve recently started using our little Hooked on Phonics set with Pkin. Before we started, she already read a few words (her name, “no”, “yes” and she was working on things like “Start” since you need that to play Wii games…) When we first explained we were going to start this process, she was not happy.
“Reading is hard!”
“That’s OK, honey. It’s hard because you don’t know how to do it yet, but we’re going to help you learn.”
“But reading is boring!”
Yes. The child of two academics thinks reading is boring. It burns!
Then we had a brainstorm. We do one lesson of Hooked on Phonics and then Daddy and Pkin play Wii games together.
And it’s working…
Two lessons and multiple words ending in “an” and “at” down — several hundred more to go!