For the LOVE of Reading!

My four year old is expressing a strong interest in reading which is really exciting! I love reading and I'm glad that he is headed down that path too!

We have done several things that seems to have encouraged his love for reading.
  • Reading books to him since he was an infant
  • Using colorful flash cards to teach him the letters since he could talk
  • Pointing out letters and numbers in real life
  • Watching fun shows that teach letters and reading skills in a way that kids love, my son especially loves PBS's Super Why! show and the LeapFrog DVDs:

Now that he is really expressing an interest in reading and spelling - he points out letters and numbers all the time and asks how everything is spelled - I am excited to help him to the next level. Little does he know that when we start up the homeschool year next month he will begin with the beginning level of a couple of the phonics programs.

We now have the first boxed set of the BOB Books and we will also start with the first set of Hooked on Phonics. Since he is still so young my plan is to take it slowly and of course my main goal is for him to stay excited about reading. If a year from now he still can't read a word I'm not going to worry about it, we'll move on to find something else that will help him learn to read. What will concern me is if he has lost his enthusiasm for learning.

I'm excited to see where this will go!

By the way, if you are interested in other learning to read options check out my links for Preschool to Kindergarten Resources.


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