I'd love to hear stories about how your child(ren) learned how to read. Anything specific I should know and look out for? Any advice?
DD looks like she's going down that path (although I say that knowing full well that her learning is definitely not linear at times so who knows what she'll be doing tomorrow!). She's constantly asking what signs says, how to sound out words we see day to day, and she'll ask me to read the same page/sentence over and over and over again in her books while pointing to each word as I read. I know she has some sight words but I'm not sure how many at this point and she likes to guess what new words are too (although she's still highly inaccurate and will normally guess a word that just starts with the same first letter ). She'll also make comments sometimes when reading a book that makes me wonder if she understand more than she's letting on... We're definitely NOT pushing her in any way, just trying to follow her lead here. At school I doubt she's getting any real reading training since from what I understand they don't introduce the sandpaper letters until the 3-6 classroom (but things have gotten MUCH better at her preschool, she's made some friends and seems much happier about the situation so that's good).
We're not sure, really, how to handle the whole sounding it out thing because she asks about words in both languages (and I actually don't even know all the alphabet sounds in the language here, I learned it almost entirely aurally so my reading/writing skills are pretty poor ). I guess, I'm just trying to do my best to stumble through it!
Anyways, just wanted to hear about other's experiences.