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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 🙂


May 4, 2014 - Posted by | Gage


  1. What a cutie he is! I would imagine that he’ll love reading.

    Comment by Beth Hoffman | May 4, 2014 | Reply

  2. 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.

    Comment by BermudaOnion | May 4, 2014 | Reply

    • I’m starting to work on it. It will be a long process but I;m happy that he’s interested.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | May 8, 2014 | Reply

  3. Looks like the apple didn’t fall far from the tree 🙂

    Comment by Mary | May 4, 2014 | Reply

    • Hopefully this will be one of the good things I pass on!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | May 8, 2014 | Reply

  4. 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!

    Comment by sandynawrot | May 4, 2014 | Reply

    • I think graphic novels are good. And having earned a degree in English I know that it can stifle you wanting to read anything for fun.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | May 8, 2014 | Reply

  5. Books, or perhaps A-to-Z challenges?

    Comment by Tony Laplume | May 4, 2014 | Reply

    • Maybe by next year he can be writing them 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | May 8, 2014 | Reply

  6. Yay Gage!

    Comment by Nise' (Under the Boardwalk) | May 4, 2014 | Reply

  7. Impressive little guy Stacy

    Sent from my iPhone


    Comment by Bib | May 4, 2014 | Reply

  8. that’s awesome! if you guys have a tablet that he uses i highly recommend endless abc or endless reader!

    Comment by The Many Thoughts of a Reader | May 4, 2014 | Reply

    • He uses our ipad so I’ll have to look up endless reader. thanks for the tip!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | May 8, 2014 | Reply

  9. So cool! And fun!

    Comment by Literary Feline | May 5, 2014 | Reply

    • It’s all about making it like a game AND short.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | May 8, 2014 | Reply

  10. Wonderful! It’s amazing how much information they soak up and retain at that age.

    Comment by Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) | May 5, 2014 | Reply

    • It’s a fun age for that very reason 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | May 8, 2014 | Reply

  11. cute and clever 🙂

    Comment by Teddyree | May 6, 2014 | Reply

    • You are talking about Gage and not me, right? 😉

      Comment by stacybuckeye | May 8, 2014 | Reply

  12. thank you for the information and this article was very useful

    Comment by zenzentea | May 6, 2014 | Reply

  13. good for gage!

    Comment by kelley | May 12, 2014 | Reply

  14. 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.

    Comment by Lloyd Russell | May 12, 2014 | Reply

  15. 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.

    Comment by Tara | May 12, 2014 | Reply

  16. Wow! That’s amazing. Go, Gage! He’s a little smartie pants. Gabe refuses to read. He’s already rebelling… 😉

    Comment by Heather | May 29, 2014 | Reply

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