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My daughter can read.

MMike

A fowl peckerwood.
Sep 5, 2001
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She's 4. She can read 29 books now. (Not exactly War and Peace mind you). She corrects herself when she makes a mistake. She totally gets it. She's so pleased with herself. It's really awesome to watch.


(Her french is getting pretty good too)

Accorind to my mom, (who is a literacy specialist with the school board), she's reading better than many 7 year-olds....

Now if I could only get her off that little yellow bike.....

I guess that's a separate thread......
 

MMike

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My mom has been working with her this summer. She teaches something called Reading Recovery. Developed in NZ I think. It's not so much about teaching phoen...uh....faux-net...um.....the sounds letters make, but teaching word recognition. Because when people read, they don't sound out words. They recongnize the word. So it's the same idea. New words can be sounded out as required. But the foundation of the whole thing is teaching word recognition (within a context).

Emily has such a crazy good memory, it's worked really well for her.
 

HAB

Chelsea from Seattle
Apr 28, 2007
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Sweet. It's cool that you're teaching her French as well. That's defiantly the time to learn a second language. It sucks when you're older.
 

MountainDrew

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My mom has been working with her this summer. She teaches something called Reading Recovery. Developed in NZ I think. It's not so much about teaching phoen...uh....faux-net...um.....the sounds letters make, but teaching word recognition. Because when people read, they don't sound out words. They recongnize the word. So it's the same idea. New words can be sounded out as required. But the foundation of the whole thing is teaching word recognition (within a context).

Emily has such a crazy good memory, it's worked really well for her.
If this is the case, I take back everything I said.....ya bum.

You mother, however, is pretty freakin' cool!
 

H8R

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Nov 10, 2004
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Accorind to my mom, (who is a literacy specialist with the school board), she's reading better than many 7 year-olds....

Give her allowance as your personal spell checker.
 

$tinkle

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Feb 12, 2003
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She's 4. She can read 29 books now. (Not exactly War and Peace mind you). She corrects herself when she makes a mistake. She totally gets it. She's so pleased with herself. It's really awesome to watch.
mine's 5 (nearly 6), and is transitioning from recognition-from-repetition to proper cold reading. if the true litmus test is reading the front page of usatoday, she's probably 2 yrs off w/o pushing her. my first memory of reading was probably 2nd grade.

her handwriting is only slightly less sloppy than mine.

complementing w/ french is nice (not the city)
 

HAB

Chelsea from Seattle
Apr 28, 2007
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her handwriting is only slightly less sloppy than mine.
I was just cleaning out a bunch of old crap, and stumbled across a few things from elementary school. My handwriting is only a little bit better than it was in 3rd grade. :rofl: It's more even and looks less childish, but not really any more legible.
 

$tinkle

Expert on blowing
Feb 12, 2003
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apart from my signature on checks & cc receipts, i haven't employed cursive since the late 80's
 

MMike

A fowl peckerwood.
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As a design engineer I am very fortunate that CAD software was in place when I entered the workplace. I'm left-handed. no matter how hard I try, I cannot write/print like a grown-up. It's pretty sad actually.
 

jimmydean

The Official Meat of Ridemonkey
Sep 10, 2001
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apart from my signature on checks & cc receipts, i haven't employed cursive since the late 80's
:stupid:

I used to write letters in the Navy using print slightly smaller than news print to save space. I can write small, legibly, but when I jot notes, it's awful. It looks better than my 7 year old.
 

MMike

A fowl peckerwood.
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So yeah.....I'm pretty pleased with this.......

Emily read Green Eggs and Ham in its entirety all by herself. And no-one even prompted her to do it. She just picked it up and started reading it.

Once again, she's 4 and a half.
 

Reactor

Turbo Monkey
Apr 5, 2005
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So yeah.....I'm pretty pleased with this.......

Emily read Green Eggs and Ham in its entirety all by herself. And no-one even prompted her to do it. She just picked it up and started reading it.

Once again, she's 4 and a half.
great! It nice when a truly kid wants to learn.
 

$tinkle

Expert on blowing
Feb 12, 2003
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So yeah.....I'm pretty pleased with this.......

Emily read Green Eggs and Ham in its entirety all by herself. And no-one even prompted her to do it. She just picked it up and started reading it.

Once again, she's 4 and a half.
i don't care how precocious (pretentious?) you think she is, she's no jesse jackson
 

jerseydirt

Turbo Monkey
May 6, 2007
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well i am 15 and i am not very fond of books. i have recently learned foot jams and 360's. At the same time i manage a b average and i also manage a social life. I can also read green eggs and ham.
 

Rip

Mr. Excitement
Feb 3, 2002
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well i am 15 and i am not very fond of books. i have recently learned foot jams and 360's. At the same time i manage a b average and i also manage a social life. I can also read green eggs and ham.
I hope you can read Green Eggs and Ham. :rolleyes:

Also if you are averaging a B in school and can't uppercase your i's, I have lost all faith in the education system.
 

jerseydirt

Turbo Monkey
May 6, 2007
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I hope you can read Green Eggs and Ham. :rolleyes:

Also if you are averaging a B in school and can't uppercase your i's, I have lost all faith in the education system.
Thank you teacher for pointing that one out.

I am typing in a Forum why would I bother to capitalize my I's.
 

Cable43

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Oct 7, 2008
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nothing makes a dad more proud than when their child does well. My son is literally teaching me Spanish (he's 4 also)

there's no question that they a "smarter" than us because they are better learners