M is for making mommy proud

We had a momentous moment in our family yesterday (gosh, all these m’s, such alliteration).

My Abbie read her very first word:

In our learning times (the phrase we use for our "school" work), we’ve been casually working on letters sounds, using the methods from Ruth Beechick’s A Home Start in Reading. We don’t focus on the letter names, and there is no pressure whatsoever, just fun learning games using a handful of letter sounds.

She received this LeapFrog Word Whammer for Christmas from Grandma, and it has been a really fun way to complement what I am doing with her. She loves hearing the letter sound songs that it sings, and having it sound out and read the simple words that she creates.

Mop is the name of the dog in a story that we read yesterday during our learning time. I was following the words with my fingers, helping her to recognize the words that were repeated throughout the story. Hours later, after lunch, housework, etc. we were playing around on the Word Whammer, and I put in the letters M-O-P.

Before I could say anything, or press any buttons, she exclaimed, "Oh, it’s Mop!".

Do all parents think that their children are incredible geniuses? I may be entirely biased, but I think she’s the most beautiful little monkey of a genius I know.

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  1. She’s also the most beautiful little monkey of a grandaughter too! She also has a great mommy and Daddy. I guess I’m biased, also, and proud of it!

  2. How exciting! That is great.

    Watching your children learn to read is wonderful.

    And, Yes, I think my kids are geniuses too 🙂

  3. We also used Ruth Beechick’s books and our son also received a Leap Frog “thingie” from his Grandparents. They were both a great help in his journey of learning to read. Have fun!

  4. Awww, thanks Grandma! You’re supposed to say that though, aren’t you? 🙂

    Thanks, Stacy and Julie. Yep, it’s exciting!

    Mary, you came to say hello to me!!! I’m so honored! I’ll have to talk to you more about using the Beechick books.

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