Early Reading Progresses!

From the time I was pregnant with Norton, I was hoping to instill a love of books and learning. I just knew that we had to promote early reading as best as possible.

But there was a bit of a stumbling block with that. Sure, I went to school to teach… but I wanted to teach high school, not elementary school. And I definitely did not want to teach early childhood education. After chatting with Heather of The Parenting Patch, I went with learning sight words as the first step of early reading. [Read more…]

Toddler Language Development – Letters Mean Things!

I was pretty impressed when Norton taught himself the alphabet… especially considering Norton is behind in toddler language development in general.  I knew that it wasn’t an intelligence thing; the kid gets everything.  He just doesn’t do that great of a job of verbalizing things.  Not long ago, I wondered where I should go next in terms of toddler language development in order to encourage early reading.

I thought for sure that the next step would be phonics: teaching him that letters have specific sounds.

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