Friday, April 22, 2005

Does using the DVR = reading?

In March, I learned that Sara, a girl from Dova's daycare, read a 20 page Dick and Jane book to Dova. She is 3 years and 5 months old, a year younger than Adam (minus 2 weeks) and was "the baby" when he was there. I was simply amazed, then immediately went home to get Adam seriously started on reading. I told him that Sara could read and he should start learning (big mistake). He just outright refused, "I don't want to learn to read!" And then I remembered the same stubbornness with the potty training, which took close to a year!!

But we've slowly infiltrated reading into his life. He always wants to watch his favorite show on the DVR so we tell him to scroll to the name "The Magic School Bus" to play it. And now he can find "Erase" afterwards. He sits there fast forwarding through the commercials (although some of the commercials he seems to like) and can work the remote like a pro (male gene of course). So is it reading? Hopefully it is a start.

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

I tried to get Joe to read a Dick and Jane book before kindergarten. He wanted nothing to do with it. Steven was more receptive but still at age 4 would rather have me read. Steven did learn to really read on his own during kindergarten. Kate, we let be Kate.