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My daughter can read.

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  1. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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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......
     

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  2. MountainDrew

    MountainDrew Monkey

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    Already a step ahead of dear old dad....

    Seriously, says alot about you as a parent. Nice job!
     
  3. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    That's awesome! Our daughter didn't start until 6 but quickly passed most of her class by summer.
     
  4. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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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.
     
  5. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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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.
     
  6. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Ahhh... I see.

    You're one of THOSE parents.

    I'm actually not surprised.

    ;)
     
  7. MountainDrew

    MountainDrew Monkey

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    If this is the case, I take back everything I said.....ya bum.

    You mother, however, is pretty freakin' cool!
     
  8. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    Give her allowance as your personal spell checker.
     
  9. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    Myabe I wil
     
  10. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Soon she will be writing "I hate MMike" all over the house.
     
  11. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    Oh yeah....I forgot to mention that she can write a bunch of sentences too!

    ....like "I love Daddy!"
     
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    Westy the teste

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    Everyone likes your garbage man.
     
  13. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    :rofl:
     
  14. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    Well played sir.....well played....
     
  15. $tinkle

    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    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)
     
  16. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    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.
     
  17. $tinkle

    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    apart from my signature on checks & cc receipts, i haven't employed cursive since the late 80's
     
  18. MMike

    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.
     
  19. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    :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.
     
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    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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    Congrats to your kid. What is the percentage of French/English where you are?
     
  21. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    In the province? 90% french 10% English i think...Fraser would know better than me...

    But in our part of town it's probably closer to only 60% french...
     
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    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.
     
  23. Reactor

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    great! It nice when a truly kid wants to learn.
     
  24. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    Yeah she spends more time with her books than she does with her toys. It's pretty amazing.....
     
  25. $tinkle

    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    i don't care how precocious (pretentious?) you think she is, she's no jesse jackson
     
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    jerseydirt Turbo Monkey

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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.
     
  27. Rip

    Rip Mr. Excitement

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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.
     
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    jerseydirt Turbo Monkey

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    Thank you teacher for pointing that one out.

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

    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    Because it makes you appear to be more mature and will prevent further criticism.
     
  30. $tinkle

    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    why don't you 2 go meet by the shore & hug it out, eh?
     
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    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    No thanks.
     
  32. Cable43

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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
     
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