Mean Mom

12 Apr

I wouldn’t let Cole start reading until he turned 5.  You can laugh, but I didn’t want him to be bored at school.  It was hard but I was able to do it.

Owen is just barely 4 though and ready to start reading.  I was going to try to get him to hold off till preschool in the fall but he’s not going to make it.  He already has a photographic memory (he does great party tricks if you read him a story just once) and has started working out letters and sounds and all that nonsense.  This is more of a problem because he, not Cole, is the one who will cause trouble if he is bored at school.

This is a weird post, I know.  It isn’t a brag.  Early reading means nothing in overall life.  But we read a lot at our house so I guess it is inevitable.  So we’ll be doing reading practice this month for the Owen monster to begin his world takeover.

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2 Responses to “Mean Mom”

  1. Kristine April 12, 2013 at 11:42 am #

    I think it’s great that your kids develop the ability so early. Even more impressive that you are taking it upon yourself to teach Owen.

  2. spanishjenna April 12, 2013 at 1:01 pm #

    Let the boys read. Really. Isaac made me help him write Lightning McQueen the other day. Lots of letters. Now he lines up lots of letters and says things like, “That spells Neil (or ball or chair or any other small word).” He’s not going to be reading any time soon.

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