we do not push formal academics, we do some and he has been in ST for almost 3 years and goes to OT -- so there has been a lot of phonics and so on -- he enjoys all that he does and asks for school most days.
DS1 just truened 5 in Nov and by school cut off dates is not Kindy age till Fall 11 ... ve plan to go at his pace; we had thought he'd not be ready for Kindy in the fall but now w e think he will be.
anyway here is the question
he knows most of his phonices (the simple stuff at least, all 26 basic letter sounds, a few blends).
He is trying to read. it is actually cute -- the way he will try to sound out words (all on him, like at the hardware store while i am looking for somthing and he is standing by me trying to sound out the words on the products).
he can do the seperate sounds like /n/ ... /u/ ... /t/
but no matter how many times he does the 'word' or how quickly he does the sounds (that is no pasues) they do not 'become words for him'. if i sound it out for him, then blend it into a word the light goes off in his face and he gets it --
i am wondering:
will this next step come natrually for him? or am i missing something i should be doing?