I don’t post about this every day, but keep in mind that writing and reading a daily Morning Message with Jenna is a key part of my methods in teaching young children to read. I have been doing this with Jenna (23m) for almost half a year. She can now hold the pen and point to each word as she “reads” along. This means that she has preliminary understanding that each word on the page corresponds to a spoken word aloud.
Notice too that I am putting her name in a box. This helps it really pop out on the page to Jenna. Often times the first word a child is able to recognize is his or her name.
Breakfast in the Bardsley household today: eggs, and a smoothie made out of watermelon, peaches, carrots, flax-seed, and ice. I’m very proud that I can get my kids to eat vegetables for breakfast, even if it’s just carrots!