My Little Reader!

Daniel is a reader. A full blown reader, my friends. He has been for some time now, but lately he has just blossomed into a vibrant and eager reader, devouring books and reading them word for word. Often during his “quiet time” while Wesley naps, I can hear him in his room reading aloud, sounding out words. It make my heart swell up with pride, for I taught him how to read. Thomas and I together have helped to foster a love of reading into the young hearts and minds of our boys. What they can and do read will take them places, for sure, and I am so glad to see him already understanding what reading can do for him. First, he read based off semiotics, which is totally a legitimate reading approach. Wesley is in that stage right now. But, day by day, during our little home school time, Daniel has grasped the sounds of letters, memorized some age appropriate sight words, and can read full sentences. It has been amazing to see him gather data and process his world via a string of letters that form words that combine into sentences that have meanings, that make stories. Plain amazing. Below you can hear my little guy read a basic book from a beginner’s series that he got from my friend Pat. Not only is he reading, he is comprehending his text, and I honestly can’t wait until he is the one reading the chapter books to me and Thomas at night!

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Things have been wild and crazy and busy and a bit stressful around here as of late. You can read the details on my hubby’s blog. It appears though that things have settled and life can get back into some sort of routine. We’ve got amazing friends and family that have been walking with us, praying for us, and loving us deeply– and my God is still good. Although I have much more to say on the matters, I don’t have the time, so until I do, let Thomas’s words fill in the blanks. Instead, I will bring you a picture post, brought to by Instagram. Enjoy!