I’m writing this on Sunday night whilst still frustratingly offline due to my router difficulties, but I just had to write this down as I am so chuffed. Tonight my youngest learned that he can read in his head instead of out loud! Now for some this may not seem like a big deal, but I’ve noticed that when a child learns to read in their head they not only gain in confidence but they also get the reading bug. And my wee one is no exception; he has spent the whole afternoon with his nose in a book. In fact as I write this, he is upstairs reading himself to sleep! It’s truly moments like this that give me confidence in myself as a mother and as a home educator.
It’s the first book in a series called Beast Quest that has captured my son’s imagination and turned him onto the magic of the written word. It was Dahl’s George’s Marvelous Medicine that did it for me. What book did it for you?
UPDATE: Still offline. Fingers crossed it’ll be sorted tomorrow.