Monday, February 25, 2013

Wow!!! It Won’t Be Long Now!

Tonight Hannah and I sat down to read some little books that are some beginner readers.  When she started preschool in September she recognized the letters in her name but that was all.  I noticed her growing and learning immediately and she loves to soak in new things.  By nature she’s my ‘get it done quickly’ gal and we’re working on that but that seems to be changing bit by bit too.  I see differences in her tap lessons and gymnastics and she’s beginning to slow down and work on how she accomplishes something rather than racing for the sake of being done.

Tonight we sat down to read a great little set of books that we’ve read twice before.  What happened shocked and amazed me!!  I know that she’s not technically ‘reading’ this book because if I gave her the words without the pics she wouldn’t know them yet but oh my – she sure is close!  I’m sure it won’t be long until Hannah really is reading!  I will be moving her into French Immersion when she enters Grade 1 so it’s important to me that she has a foundation in reading English before that happens.  I realized tonight that that will not be a problem at all!

Here is my 3yo (okay – 3 days shy of 4yo) ‘reading’ for the very first time!  Way to go Hannah XiaoFen!


  1. That is so great! How exciting to be in French immersion, too! I wish I were in French immersion with my kids! :) It's good that she "thinks" she's reading. My oldest told me when she was in first grade that "good readers guess." That was counterintuitive for me, but it's true. If they're looking at words and turning pages, they are imitating reading just like they imitate speech. Way to go!!

  2. I love how she pronounces 'dance' with two syllables - adorable!

  3. It is an incredibly important stage of early literacy! Way to go, Hannah!!!

  4. Good for you Hannah! Early readers are terrific! You might want to try to find the BoB Books, Set one only (I didn't like the other sets!). Sometimes Scholastic sells them.
    Snick :)

  5. She is such a smartie pants! She has everything! Wow. Hey, I did a character dining years ago at Disney. They were fun. Do you still think they are worth it?


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