I picked up some beginning reader books called Bob Books from the library yesterday. These are so great. They are small, have stick figure illustrations, and don't really look like much...but they are fabulous! There are 12 in each set, and the sets start at a very basic level and increase in difficulty. I got the first set just for kicks. Lucas was proud to carry it to the van and told me he was getting one out to read.
My response? Okay honey...I'll help you with it at home. I was thinking there's no way he can read this on his own, I hope he doesn't get too frustrated before I can help him at home. He took out a book and I heard Mmmmm aaaaaa kuh. Mac. My eyes shot to the rear view mirror. What?? Did you just sound out that word, Lucas? He proceeded to read the entire book, sounding out words he wasn't sure of right away. Meanwhile I was crying with joy and trying not to wreck the van while squealing encouragement. He was actually reading!
He read another book in the car. Then he read one on the computer to his grandparents. He read one to Cody last night. He took one to read to his Kindergarten teacher today. He's a reading machine!
Just see for yourself...