Read away!

I wrote earlier that I really hope my little Sophia develops a love of reading and I am truly amazed how fast she really picked up on books.

I’m really glad I bought all 3 of the Scholastic First Little Readers series. Each box contains 25 mini books with eye-catching drawings and one simple line on each page. We started with set A but she has since discovered sets B and C in her daily rummage around the house and has been reading them all day and night. Hours of fun are spent buried in these books. We read to her, she reads to us, she reads to herself or she even just enjoys arranging the books in rows or keeping them into the box and taking them out of the box.

I’m just so glad I didn’t wait till the school taught her to read before introducing her to the joys of reading and I am really challenged to let her have a go at everything without thinking in my mind that she’s too young to manage. Children surprise us all the time!

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The daddy complained about my blog being too wordy so here’s a picture for you! Its a bad example since the book is upside down but its just to illustrate that Sophia is now interested in books of all kinds, regardless of whether she can handle it.

That was a parents’ guide so probably not something she can understand but she can now read the first few books of the Scholastic First Little Readers set A. They’re really simple, the first book was just “Hello, sun. Hello, sand. Hello, sea. Hello, sand. Hello, shell. Hello, crab. Well, hello whale.” She probably memorised the story rather than knew how to read the words but that’s just the next step of the natural progression I’m sure.

I can’t wait for her to be truly able to immerse herself in the joy of reading. I’m finally convinced she knows all her alphabets sometime last month, 2 months later than Sophia in Tiger Mum but will do. At church she amuses herself by looking at the church bulletin distributed and pointing at the alphabets, reading them aloud. Soon she’ll actually be reading the bulletins to me!