This is the boy who I battled with over learning to read.
For a year or so I dragged him through beginning readers and lamented to his Daddy that I was sure I’d go grey in this process.
Lots would say it was an awful thing to do – to ‘teach’ him to read when he obviously wasn’t keen, which they conclude means ‘not ready’.
Well the results speak for themselves.
No damage done!!!
….unless you count the night time battles of “Please put your book down and go to sleep. It’s nearly midnight!!”
You see it was the ‘work’ he was opposed to, not the ‘learning to read’.
If I’d waited until reading naturally fell into place (if it ever did), he’d have lost all of these wonderful years where he has the time to lose himself in a great book.
Don’t listen to popular homeschooling belief! Teach your little ones to read!
They’ll love you for it
…so will the local bookstore…if you can find one. 🙂