Taliesin has been so proud of himself lately for his reading. His reading endeavors began with Peter Rabbit. Here lately, he has been reading a lot of Thomas the Tank Engine books and even some readers (all his choice, of course). I always considered him more of a sight word reader. Phonics has never been his thing. That is, until he discovered alphabet cookie cutters and Playdoh.
I bought a big box of cookie cutters to use with Playdoh a few days ago - 110 cookie cutters that includes the alphabet, numbers, shapes, sports themes, flowers, you name it. Taliesin discovered his love of making words with the alphabet Playdoh creations. He is getting to be quite the pro at sounding out words that he has not memorized by sight. Nathanael is even getting in on the action by making his own words. It's amazing what a little Playdoh can do.
1 week ago