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August 29, 2004


Robin P

Out of all the things I enjoyed teaching Lillianna, reading is by far the most rewarding! When she was 3 years old she came running into the room almost in tears, "Mommy, I don't know how to read." I said, "No kidding...you're THREE!" I didn't learn to read until I was 6 years old in first grade. What 3 year old reads? She was upset and serious about learning so I taught her to read. Once she started she never stopped.
Tonight she wrote her first post on my blog about her first day of school. As soon as I picked her up at my mom's house after work she said, "Mommy,I want to blog about what happened today. Ok?" It was more than ok. Now she reads AND writes. I am so proud of her. Reading opens up a world of wonder and discovery.
Doesn't it feel great to have given that to your child?


I have Dick and Jane, and my then 4-and-a-half son read his first words from it's pages.

I coupled his Dick and Jane with simple phonics, and that made the process even better. Dick and Jane may not fit everyone's philosophy, but it sure words in my family!

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