We're celebrating over here today because Max finished the last lesson in Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons.
We've been looking towards this day for a long time (we did the first lesson in August 2013, a year and a half ago!). We took our time and worked slowly and steadily, taking breaks when needed and supplementing with other books.
That poor book is battered and bruised. Well loved and well used.
Max is celebrating his accomplishment in a big way . . . with a ring pop. :-)
As if on cue, Bradley has spent the last couple of weeks asking me constantly, "what's this word . . . and this word . . . and this word?" It's like he knows his turn is just around the corner.
Speaking of which, as much as I have loved Teach Your Child . . . , after going through the entire book twice, I'm getting a little bored with it and might want to try out another method. I'm looking into Phonics Pathways or The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading. Any thoughts?
Overall, it's been a joyful process of discovering and learning with Max. I've enjoyed (almost) every moment. This
marks an ending of sorts. But now the real fun of reading will begin . . .
P.S. I remember when Aaron was at this stage. It was exciting then, too.