Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Hank Learns to Read

About six months ago a phonics video appeared in our home. Truly I have no idea where it came from; it seemingly came from nowhere, but Hank wanted to watch it and after just two times through, Hank had the sounds for every consonant memorized.

He then asked me to teach him to read. We've made it through about five lessons, the short vowel sounds, in The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading. And then that was it. The kid put the following together all on his own and I really don't think it's necessary for me and try and quantify how proud of my little Hanker I am, but what I really love is how proud of himself he is.

video

4 comments:

Superdad said...

I amm so proud of him!

Cousin Tammy said...

Great job Hank!

sixty-five said...

Bravo! There will be no stopping him now. Loved Elisabeth's applause. All in all, a video to treasure. It's extraodinary to capture moments like this. Well done, supermom!

terri said...

Oh, that is so sweet!!! I'm very impressed!

I especially loved Madeleine's butt scratching for the 1st minute of the video. ;)