Our 4-year-old isn't quite reading yet, but she's close. She knows all of her letters and many of the accompanying sounds. She recognizes some words and memorizes short books. She is on her way to the magic of literacy!
I hope to be even more intentional about teaching her reading, writing, and 'rithmetic once we're on-the-road (...leaving this January - can't wait!).
If you have a new or aspiring reader in your house, I bet he or she would get a kick out of the Now I'm Reading! Plays ($16.99 each) by innovativeKids. We received Cinderella and it is sheer fun. Each kit includes four masks, five scripts, and one storybook.
My daughter insisted on being Cinderella and The Prince, while I played the roles of the Wicked Stepmother and the Wicked Stepsister (which is fine with me - it was fun perfecting my "wicked voice" for storytelling). We had a GRAND time.
The Three Little Pigs is also available for purchase online.
WIN IT! One winner will receive a Now I'm Reading! Play ($16.99) by innovativeKids. To enter, leave any topic-related comment on this post prior to Saturday, December 11th at 11:59 p.m. All generic comments like “Enter me!,” “Love it,” and “Cool stuff!” will be disqualified. Winner must provide a US mailing address.
* innovativeKids sent me a sample for review purposes and is also providing 1 play for the giveaway.
*UPDATE* The winner is #63 Mickey Coutts. Congratulations!