Dick and Jane. Sound familiar?
Ah yes. Those wonderful, repetitive books that helped us all learn to read.
According to my mother, that was how I learned to read. In fact, if I reach deep and search hard - I can remember sitting on the floor while my mom ironed. I would sit with Dick and Jane books and read to my mom. Apparently, I was reading at age 2. I know. It's okay. Call me a genius.
Anyway - moving on.
I decided to check out some Dick and Jane books from the library and what a surprise. Maddie is reading them! She sits and reads and knows the words! I am sure a lot of it is memorization - but she really seems to be building on each chapter and really remembering the words. Also - she is actually interested in the story. She talks to me about all of the characters and studies each drawing and seems very concerned about Baby Sally and her whereabouts.
I am very pleased with the progress that we are making. Reading - here we come!