Micah's reading is coming along now.
It's like something happening inside a cocoon.
This child is slowly learning to be patient for results. Because he is always on the go, he has always wanted everything fast. Before Max could play with him, Micah rather run after a ball, run in the park, catch bugs etc. Max was the one who started him on fixing a jig-saw puzzle and arranging cars (usually not less than 6) in a row, getting them ready to start a race.
When it came to reading, Micah would always ask us to read because it was faster and I'm sure because it was effortless on his part. But of late he's been able to recognise and spell words by sound. He'd still just pick certain words that interest him, or read off things that appealed to him, i.e. cereal boxes, and inscriptions on his toys. So it's coming along pretty well. In fact he has surprised me quite a few times by pointing things out to me, saying,
"Look, mum, this says 'road'."
Well done, my boy.
Keep it up!
Max is also learning to read. Well, to read the letters, but he occasionally needs help because he can't remember. Last week he needed help recognising the letter "Y". Today it was the letter "U".
The funny thing that happened yesterday was, I pointed at a lower case "L" and asked him, what letter is this. He answered, "One." Micah and I laughed, and Mommy said, "Max, you're so funny. It's the letter "L", darling. A letter. Not number."
And Max said, "Oh, right..."
I love his good spirits.