Teaching My Baby To Read

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Morning Message


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!


  1. Cindy says:

    Have you tried freezing smoothie in popsicle molds? M won’t eat fresh fruit. But she gobbles up any sort of smoothie that is in popsicle form!

    • jenbrdsly says:

      That’s a great idea! We have the molds but I’m always running out of posicle sticks because we keep stealing them for math. I need to buy some more.

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