I know every mom says this about her child, but I don't care. My son is totally brilliant. Today, he pulled a straw out of a cup, bent it in half, put his finger across the middle, and said "that's an A!" He knows his full name (which is nothing to sneeze at) and his father's full name, and he knows that my name is "Mama." (Because doggonit, he will call me "Stacey" as soon as he figures out that's my name, and I refuse. I REFUSE. I'm already annoyed that he calls me "Mom" on occasion.)
Now, I know this isn't technically READING, but he saw the letters and figured out that those letters spelled "Ace," since he knows that A-C-E spells "Ace." I think that makes him brilliant. Also, the way he figures it out and then says it? Melt-your-heart ADORABLE. I really think I can teach him how to read soon. I was reading when I was 4, so maybe the freakin' brilliant genes passed down.
2 weeks ago