Wednesday, February 17, 2010

a brief STOP on the path to reading

Since September Jonathan has been doing a great job learning his letters and the sounds they make. The other day we were walking to the park, and he pointed to a stop sign and said, "S-T-O-P, stop!" After we got home, I got to wondering if he actually knew this word or just associated it with the stop sign symbol. So I wrote the letters on a piece of paper and asked him what it said, and he said "S-T-O-P, stop!"

This probably seems like a very small achievement, but it was the first word (other than his name) that I ever heard Jonathan read.

Here's to many, many more.


  1. I have never googled my name until tonight, and guess what came up? A wonderful picture of Jonathan and I. Want to know all the words your boy can read.
    see, like, and, a, at, the, play, ball, dog, me, my, I. He knows them well too. It is awesome.

  2. Thanks Bonnie. That's so encouraging. And you were a part of that!


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