It's "Bob the Builder" here. blech.
I'm expecting baby #2 any day now, and we're expecting a girl this time. I'm not looking forward to the whole princess/barbie thing!
Anyway, thanks for your input as well.
Now they're making "Littlest Pet" readers . . .
I gave in once in the interest of learning reading and bought My Lil Pony phonics readers, and guess what? They sat on her shelf and I never saw her reach for them on her own time.
She has lately been saying how she's read every book on her bookshelf (not really true, but okay, she's tired of them), and I think there are just too many there for her to narrow it down.
I'm feeling a major book overhaul coming on . . . I wonder if we boxed/donated what she has now and replaced them with quality readers if she would initiate independent reading time more?
It bums me out, but she seems to really only choose reading when I suggest it . . . she struggles with it so much it does not seem like a pleasurable activity for her
Today at the bookstore, I grabbed a "my first reader" Little Critter book, titled "Just Critters Who Care" and she read it as "just creatures how car" when is it going to click for this girl? She's been at the "level 1" level for like two years now . . .
Sorry to rant a little; it's my only major concern that I have with her education. I think we will give it a little more time and if her reading doesn't seem to improve, we may see a reading specialist.
But really, I am so proud of my girl! She has been rocking through her lessons! She finished up her math review and now we're waiting on the next level to arrive . . . in between now and then we'll be doing lots of hands-on activities, and I think we will keep the steam rolling, so to speak.