Our Blessed Life

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Admittedly Biased

O.K., I know that every parent thinks their kid is brilliant. I suppose Shannon and I fall into that stereotype as well.
With that disclaimer out of the way, here's a video of Maggie (2 years, 3 months) showing Daddy how she can read:

(She actually did a little better the first time, before I got the camera to record. Being a camera ham, she wasn't concentrating all that well as I recorded.)
Shannon is using the book Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons with Maggie. They haven't actually started any lessons yet, but Shannon is teaching Maggie to recognize sounds (and apparently read the symbols for those sounds).


  • At 9:54 PM, Blogger Matthew said…

    I love that book, and I'm so looking forward to starting it with Collette. You got you a smart one there, but what else could you expect with those genes? ;-)

  • At 8:54 AM, Anonymous Sarah said…

    Of course she is smart, she takes after her aunt! :-) All kidding aside, I don't think you are biased at all. Children have an amazing capacity to learn, as long as the adults around them don't underestimate them.

    I have a friend who's son just turned two. He is blessed to have both parents home with him almost full time. His dad runs a martial arts school so when it is time to work, Mahki just goes to school with daddy and has the benefit of hanging out with kids of all ages. At two years old, Mahki can count to ten in English, Spanish, and Korean. He can tell you his full address, say his ABC's, tell you his mom and dad's full name, spell his own name... oh and he can break boards with his head. It just goes to show you what an amazing job God did when he created the mind of a child.

  • At 3:52 PM, Blogger Mel said…

    WOW! It is a one of the greatest joys a mom can have to teach her kids. Keep up the great work and you are so right! Maggie is a Brilliant!

    love to you 4~


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