Teaching Margaret to Read: A Photo Essay
by Mary (7)
I am lately inviting Joseph to sit with Margaret and me during her reading lessons: my reason is simply that we keep our friends close and our "enemies" closer. A near-three-year-old on the loose is a disaster waiting to happen, so if I can get him to sit with us during a lesson, then I know he is not causing mischief.
Watching him join us and engage in the lesson reminded me that this is how Mary learned to read: I was teaching John at age 4 and his sister, 23 months younger, would be sitting at the table listening. And now I'm teaching Margaret at 4 and her brother 21 months younger is sitting listening . . . and learning . . . and shouting out the letter sounds.
(I hunted around and found this darling video of Mary reading at age 3-3/4. All About Reading and All About Spelling remain my favorite curriculum of any subject!)
|Along for the ride|
|Chewing on Mama's arm|
|A messy office area|
|Kissing baby brother|
|"Mama and Margaret, wave bye-bye to me!"|