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learning to read . . .

almost in dreamland . . .

My girls are now 6 and 7 ( 1st and 2nd grade).  My 7 year old started to read last year.  I could sit and listen to her read ALL DAY.  There is truly nothing more astounding to me than the process of learning and learning to read.  I catch myself grinning from ear to ear as I watch her sound out words she doesn't know.  It's pretty great to watch her have those "lightbulb" moments when she sounds it out, and then figures it out.  Wow.   My younger one started to learn this year.  She is already reading past her level (as usual, to help keep up with her older (by 13 months) sister).   It is still really sweet though to read to your kids.  Watching them as they create the pictures in their head of the words you're reading to them.  To this point in their lives (and mine), it's my favorite thing to do with them.

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by Michael Clemens