i always knew my babies were brilliant, but i would like to share, in most recent occurrences, my proof.
princess pea was helping chris build a dresser today. she held up a small piece and said, “daddy? what’s this for?”
daddy: “i don’t know!”
princess pea: “it’s for the dresser!”
daddy: “you’re right! it IS for the dresser.”
wordgirl is 4. in a few months she will be 5. she has had NO formal preschool training at all. i am doing a little homeschool preschool right now with her and princess pea, but mostly we are working on her letters and making a craft each day–3 days a week for like a 1/2 hour. (i have my limits: i work for a full day on thursdays and friday mornings are just fun and easy; sometimes library, sometimes errands, sometimes pj day).
that’s as formal as we have gotten. so today i told her it was reading time and asked her to go get a book. she came back with morris goes to school. she then proceeded to read me the entire 64 page book with the exception of 2 pages that she couldn’t remember how it flowed together.
according to my husband who was in college just LAST year changing his teaching license, she is TOTALLY reading. she may not be reading the words, but she is reading the pictures and the pictures are her symbols to tell her the story. and on some pages, she got complete sentences exact!
oh, and i forgot she knows 1 john 4:7-8 COMPLETELY: “dear friends, let us love one another for love comes from God. everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. he who does not love, does not know God because God is LOVE!” (emphasis wordgirl’s)
dash: if he sees a bare belly, he stretches his arms out, wiggles his fingers, and goes after it sniggering all the way. and oftentimes wordgirl is the barebellied girl and giggling hysterically which then gets him going even more. it’s so FUNNY and always a highlight of my day!