I decided to delay teaching reading to Enigma, 6, until Grade 1 because he is a Wiggly Willy and didn’t see the need for learning his alphabet until the past couple of months. This past month, he showed an interest in trying to learn to read, so I got out 100 Easy Lessons to see if he was ready for it. Boy, was he ever!
We are now just over 20 lessons in and Enigma has already read the following with minimal help in addition to his lessons:
- Dan Can Add from Itty Bitty Phonics Readers
- the first 5 I See Sam books
- 3 Lessons from McGuffey’s Primer
- 3 Lessons from Christian Liberty’s Kindergarten Phonics Reader “It is Fun to Read”
It is so exciting to see the lightbulb come on when a child realizes they really can do “that reading thing.” Looks like I’ll soon have 3 readers for students!