We have had a lot of photography and sewing posts here lately so I thought some basic family stuff was in order. I don't have any pictures of the kids (sorry grandma!) because I don't have a camera available for a couple of days. So you get a pic from the Bob Books website.
We have a few of these cute little books floating around the house and yesterday Miriam announced that she had read one. The whole thing. She was so proud of herself!
The thing you have to understand is that Miriam has had the skills to read the first set of Bob books for about 6 months, maybe more, but why read when you could color? Miriam loves to color and reading is hard work so she just wasn't into it.
All of a sudden in the past week she has started to get excited about reading and spelling. On a numbered coloring sheet she figured out what color most of the numbers were by their first letters (green) or by reading the whole word (red). Once she read that Bob book I pulled the beginning books out of our Hooked on Phonics set and she read to me while we did errands.
The switch has flipped, she is enjoying it and I sure hope it stays that way!