Friday, May 14, 2010

Reading is a language

My son called me over.

"Mom," he said,"remember when I used to look at a word like 'fox' and I'd sit there, trying to sound it out? And it would take forever?!"

"Yes," I said.

"Well, isn't it funny," he said, "that now I just blast through sentences and pages of words. I don't even have to think about it! Why is that?"

And then we both sat there, silent, thinking about that.

If your child is struggling with reading and sounding-out - here's a great reminder that one day... it will all just click.

And reading will become a new language that your child doesn't even have to think about - that he'll just know - that he'll blast right through.

It will.

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