Magic Moments – My 6 year old can read!

I’m linking up with Jaime from The Oliver’s Mad House, for her Monday Magic Moments. She has a lovely blog, and this is going to be a fun and interesting linky. Why don’t you join in? You can find more on the linky on her blog or click on the button below.

My Magic Moment sounds a bit bizarre. My six-year-old can read… I know most children her age are in the process of learning to read, being taught at home and at school. I have known she could “read”, as in sound out words and read to me from her reading books, but the other day, as we were heading out of the door, to school, she looked at a poem, that we have on the wall, which she has never really taken any notice of before, and she literally read the whole thing to me, with no help, some quite tricky words, the whole 12 lines. I was astounded, and proud. She has gone from being a learner reader, to being able to read confidently, in what seems like a very short time.

Reading, for me, and for us as a family is very important, and it is a skill everyone needs to have, and the sudden realisation that my baby, my little girl, has mastered this skill, was a real moment for me. I am a prolific reader, I love reading, books, newspapers, blogs, articles, you name, it, I love to read and I think she has inherited my love. She loves being read to, learning new words, working out sentences, and writing her own stories. We regularly read with and  to both the children, and have done since they were tiny, and feel that reading to them and encouraging reading  is an important thing we can do for them as parents.  When I went to Parents Evening at school, that same day, her teacher told me she was very pleased with Big Girl’s reading progress, and that she was at the top level for her age and key-stage in her reading ability. I have to say, I have been bursting with pride ever since.

So that’s this week’s magic moment. The only problem is, now that she is becoming confident in reading and also spelling, I can no longer spell out words or things I don’t want her to know, when I am having a conversation with LSH. No getting anything past this child, I can’t send him to the shop for some c-h-o-c-o-l-a-t-e any more, without letting the children know,  because she knows what I am saying. I guess we will need to stick to Morse Code from now on… 😉

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15 comments on “Magic Moments – My 6 year old can read!
  1. Jaime Oliver says:

    Fantastic post karen! I remember when Beth finally learnt to read and its such a chest swelling moment isnt it! I think you are probably right though and Morse code will now have to be used! lol

    Thanks so much for linking up your post with #magicmoments & Well done Big Girl!! 🙂

    • motherofmadcatsandbabies says:

      Thank you. Such a nice idea for a linky. I think I may even have an idea for next week’s one too! 🙂

  2. I am so so so excited for this day! Definitely going to be a huge magic moment for us too in the future!
    Well done xx

    • motherofmadcatsandbabies says:

      I know, you realise all the milestones, and how fast they are growing up! Thanks for commenting!

  3. What an amazing magic moment x

  4. thelovingparent says:

    Yay! Well done to her! I love it when they start to read random things that around them… road signs, shop names, posters, blogs I leave open on my laptop… xx

  5. How exciting. Its amazing how quickly children can learn if they are given the stimulation to do so. Funny you mention the spelling of words – my toddlers have got so used to my husband spelling out “c h o c” that they have already learnt what that is! x

  6. lisa says:

    Awww what a great magic moment x

  7. fabfortymum says:

    How very proud you must be and rightly so, this is a very magical moment indeed x

    • motherofmadcatsandbabies says:

      I am. I still think of her as my little baby girl, when in fact she really isn’t, and she is growing and learning and changing so fast, it is wonderful but tender at the same time! Thanks for commenting! 🙂

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