Monday, December 19, 2005


Today my son read his first word. All by himself. Using fridge magnets. Munching on toast. He said the sound of each letter then blended it perfectly. This is so not a Waldorf moment, but I jumped around the kitchen and yelped "you've read your first word - you've read your first word". And he had. And the silly big grin on his face knew he had. And now he must stop because I don't want to teach him yet. But what can I do? He's blending like a blending machine... on a blending spree... Oh well. Go with it then or wait???


At 7:10 pm, Blogger Hannah said...

Erm, personally I'd go with it in a very non pushing 'it doesn't matter a whit to me if you want to stop' type fashion.

But then you I did that with B last year when she was pushing pushing pushing for a new letter each day and now she knows them all she's stopped pushing and contentedly looks at words on her own.

Oh, I dunno, go with what you think is know him best.

At 8:48 pm, Blogger *~H~* said...

aw larl man :)

I.a soon I'll be able to write to *him* :P

At 11:42 pm, Blogger milkmumma said...

well, what do you want!?

At 11:45 pm, Blogger milkmumma said...

btw - he will want to please you with reading now that he has seen the response!
that doesn't necessarily mean it's the best thing for him.
they are very tuned to what we expect, etc etc etc
even if they don't play to it in those crushingly embarrassing moments when you *want* them to.

At 9:29 pm, Blogger Alison said...

Cool :) What was the word then?

If he is wanting and trying to do it, I don't see any point in saying that he can't! Carry on with what he's interested in, it'll be fine :)

Also, I've heard so many people say that your children will want to please you and so on, but I guess mine skipped that page in the manual - they really wouldn't read a book or do a sum to make me happy, so I've always felt very comfortable in following their leads.

At 6:46 pm, Blogger Qalballah said...



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