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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Another Reader


IMG_1389, originally uploaded by PaulaK.

One of the great blessings in my life is how my children love to read, and how easily it comes to them. By kindergarten each has seemed to magically just "get" it and be able to sound out words, without phonics or special work of any kind on our part. Then they progress steadily until 3rd grade, when they take a huge leap and are suddenly able to read long,difficult chapter books.

It helps that from infancy they are surrounded by voracious readers and heaps of books.

Years ago my oldest child's kindergarten teacher told me that some children begin school not knowing which way to hold a book or turn the pages, which really saddened me.

Here is a picture of A., who already knows how to do that and enjoys "reading" a book on her own.

8 comments:

Dot said...

How very precious!!! My oldest is such an avid reader. For Christmas he got Eragon's 2nd book (Eldest?) and was done reading the entire book in less than 24 hours. He borrowed The Da Vinci Code from his teacher and was done with it over the weekend. I love when they have a passion for reading!!!

WTG - A!!!!

Dot

RANDI said...

My kids and i love to read too! I started reading with all of them when they were babies. Now we enjoy trekking to the library once a week to fill our bookbags with goodies!

truth said...

What a blessing to have so many readers! 2 of my 5 aren't really into reading. I couldn't figure out why, as we did like you and read every day, had tons of books and they loved being read to.

txmommy said...

that's so great, my kids love to read and I am so happy about it. You're little one is darling!

Jody said...

Too cute!

Oh how I love books! All of my kids love them too, thank goodness. I just can't imagine not introducing the joys of reading to a child.

Shel said...

So cute! We're voracious readers here, too! Nothing beats a good book;o)

JustLinda said...

I'm raising readers, too!! My two oldest, now in their 20s, are voracious readers. My 10 year old reads into the night and my husband and I smile to see her reading light on, even as we say "Sarah- it's time to get some sleep." The two little ones are poised to be the same way. I'm so happy because solid reading helps in SO many other areas... comprehension, vocabulary, and much much more. I've read that kids who read a lot score 10% to 15% higher than non-readers on tests and such.

Lori said...

What a great pic! We love to read around here also.

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