Thursday, July 29, 2010
Making Them Into Little Readers
Sometimes I'm a little slow. The boys have been recognizing words for awhile. When AJ sees the word Wiggles, he points to it and says "yes". Zack does the same thing when he sees "Diego". And they shake their little blonde heads and say "no" when I highlight a show on the computer that they don't want to see.
I just realized what this means. It means they can be taught to read! That they actually are already reading. As an avid reader myself, it's important to me that they are able to read and that they love it. Aliza reads, although she enjoys torturing me by saying "I don't like to read!" I beg to differ. She just has to have the right book. That's all anyone needs, and then absolutely anyone can become a reader. I honestly believe that. I gave my friend Bobbie what I thought would hook drag her into the reading pool; I gave her "The DaVinci Code." It took her around 18 months to read it. I give her kudos for finishing it, but clearly she didn't find it a page turner (how could anyone not?). Then recently, with no help from me, she found "A Child Called It" and she read it in just a few days. Then she read the sequel. Then she picked up a book at the library about Mother Theresa. And now she's a reader!
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