There is a smallish person in our house who wishes she could read better. She wishes she was reading at the same level as her sister. She wishes there was a magical way for all the words to make sense, for the story to roll out of her mouth and the sentences to run away from her pencil. She wishes these wishes hard and often.
I wish that I was in possession of the reading and writing magic she is after, but sadly I’m not.
Still, there must be a little magic in the air because slowly, quietly and without fuss words have begun appearing in our home.
A pile of magic 200 word cards here, a clean and organized set of word magnets over there. A beautiful alphabet puzzle (from Eco Toys) on the table, some little alphabet beads in the cupboard and a pile of easy reading books that the baby would like read to him on the shelf.
And every now and then someone leaves magic messages for the readers to read.
And every now and then the struggling reader sends one back.
And just like magic she realises she can read and it is awesome!
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