Monday, October 10, 2011
The boy who takes me by surprise.....
Loco, my non stop moving boy.He wakes up ready to go, and he continues to go till he crashes down. I mean it there is no down time.
He is a computer game genius, At 3 he learned to work the Xbox, just for netflix. Then one day he found the video games, learned how to download just the demos, and off he went. He has completed all of the Lego game demos he could get his hands on. He just turned 4 a month ago. The kid is amazingly latented.
I figured it was time not too long ago to try to get him to sit and learn, handwriting, reading, the good stuff. But he wouldnt sit. I couldnt teach him anything, so I gave up. I mean he has been able to identify his letters and knows their sounds since 2, but i want to teach him to read before Kindergarden and be able to write.
Everyone said "boys just arent ready" and i accepted it.
FAST FOWARD 2 MONTHS.
I sat him down with a book the had pictures and a place for for him to write the letter that it began with. Not even knowing he could form letters, i left it with him and walked away.
I came back just 5 mins later and found this complete with a smiling little boy.
I was so proud, so shocked. I mean WHEN did this child learn to write letters??? He continued to work in his book and we are going to complete the Explode the code primers over the next month or so and then i would like to move foward with book 1 and really getting this little man reading.
I will be sure to post our updates.