One of my favorite milestones in my kids’ lives is the learning to read process. It’s fascinating to think that one day, their brain just makes certain connections with a string of letters that suddenly have some meaning to them. It is just so cool to watch and see the wheels clicking as they try to figure out how to pronounce a word and then make that word mean something to their brain. Even more fascinating is that no one seems to remember learning to read. It just seems to have happened.
Now my 7 yr old is in the process of learning to read and it seems like each day, he learns something new. Thankfully, both kids seem to enjoy to read, so it has never been a battle. The only thing my youngest really doesn’t like is the reading to the class assignments his teacher likes to give, and that’s only because he is shy. It seems like a odd assignment for 7 yr olds anyway, but I guess it’s supposed to help their reading skills by reading to an audience. His latest assignment is to memorize a 4 line poem, which I need to first find and then help him memorize. Maybe school was easier when I was in first grade but this just seems ridiculous. And I think it would be better if the teacher had provided some poems to pick from but oh well. I’m sure I’ll find something and hopefully it will be appropriate.