Sundays with Gage – Learning to read

stickersGage has known his letters by sight since before he was two and now at 3 1/2, he’s learning sight words.  He knows around 20 or 30 and sometimes he’ll surprise me with one I didn’t know, like this week he had an old book titled ABC Book and pointed to the word book and said, “that is book”.  Yep, sure is.   Yesterday during his private swim lesson he pointed to his instructor’s swimsuit and asked, “What’s that say?”  and when she didn’t answer him fast enough he said “Speedo” and he was right (I’m sure this has more to do with his incredible memory than anything else, but she was impressed :)).

sheetsWe’re doing worksheets where he circles pictures that start with a particular letter (left) and having him go through a pile of stickers and put only ones that start with a particular letter on the paper (above).  He is well above 90% accuracy for both of these exercises.  The kid is smart. I’ll have him reading books in no time 🙂


27 thoughts on “Sundays with Gage – Learning to read

  1. BermudaOnion says:

    He is one smart cookie! Vance was always asking me questions about words and taught himself to read early. It sounds like Gage is going to be an early reader as well.

  2. sandynawrot says:

    Both of my kids were good early readers, but neither of them do much reading these days. My daughter is totally burned out because of Honors English classes and my son prefers graphic novels, which isn’t horrible. And he does like Stephen King. A love of reading at Gage’s age is a good thing!

  3. Lloyd Russell says:

    I love when kids love to read. My 9-year old granddaughter is avid. She’s on book 6 of Harry Potter. And my 5-year old grandson and 5-year old granddaughter are becoming more interested. It’s too early to tell on my 23-month old granddaughter.

  4. Tara says:

    LOVE THIS!!! Garrett doesn’t know any letters yet, but he does seem to be catching on to the numbers he’s learning at daycare! I can’t wait to get my little dude reading. He LOVES books right now, so I hope he continues to enjoy it as he grows up.

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