Friday, July 27, 2007

Bob and Petunia

"Now I understand. It was not enough to carry wisdom under my wing. I must put it in my mind and in my heart. And to do that I must learn to read." -Petunia from Petunia by Duvoisin

A profound little quote from one of Miyah's favorite storybooks at the moment. It's actually one of those books that I've come to dread reading after the ten dozenth time. But then I began to see a lot of interesting analogies from Petunia's proud phase.

But Miyah was impressed by the fact that Petunia discovers the necessity of reading. She soon began to ask me to help her read.

And she's done amazingly well reading her Bob Books. We made a little chart and I told her she'll get a little surprise when she's read all 12 books five times each. She started a few weeks ago and she's made it to book 10 already. I'm not entirely sure it's a great idea for a 3.5 year old to read a lot, but ever since I mentioned the little incentive, she's hard to stop. She amazes me.

1 incredible comments!:

Amy said...

Do not fight a very good thing! I ordered the bob books. I'll be dancing in the streets the day I can teach Philip to really read! Thank's for your sweet comment! I realize I am not limited by the German system. I will continue to work with Philip after school. If we see enough progress, we will get him back into "normal" school. I will not place a limit apon God or Philip.