Well, after getting discouraged about the "school thing", and taking a little break, I started the "BOB" books with Savannah and Isaac on Monday. They LOVE the BOB books! I am so happy! These books are very simple, very short, and VERY entertaining (to a four year old). I've been working with them individually for just a few minutes everyday.
Today, October 19th, 2011, Savannah and Isaac read their first book. I am over the moon excited. OVER. THE. MOON. It was a very short book. Very simple words, but they read it.
Now, I know they have a long way to go before they can be labeled as "readers", but this is a huge breakthrough for us, and I just have to rejoice over it for a little while! ;)
Officially, the twins are in preschool. But the great thing about homeschooling is that you can do what they are ready for when they are ready for it. So I'm not going to push them or rush them into anything. I am just so happy that I've found something that they both like and respond to, because their learning styles are so drastically different. Anyway, I just had to document this breakthrough moment, so please excuse the shameless excitement!
Here is a link to the books I'm talking about: BOB Books
A picture of the twins Saturday with their cousins & Mimi (at the Pumpkin Patch). L-R: Gavin, Noah, Savannah, Isaac. This is a quick cell phone pic, right before they went on the hayride. They got their faces painted & had so much fun! So Cute!
Happy Wednesday Y'all!