Thursday, December 27, 2007
Reading and Adding
In case any of you didn't see over Christmas, Eric can add numbers 1-5 (ex 3 + 4, 2 + 5, etc). Robert taught him to do this by using the fingers on his two hands. He used his hands for the first couple of hours, and now he just pictures it in his head and counts it. It is pretty cool.
And, he read his first book on December 16. It was the first BOB book. It is pretty basic - Mat sat. Sam sat. Mat sat on Sam, etc. But I was pretty impressed. He has been showing signs that he was ready to read, so I just tried it out, and he read it all by himself. He wanted to try the next one right away, but then he floundered some. I think 1 book at a time is enough for him. I plan to get another one out this weekend and see how he does. Here are a couple of pictures of him reading.