It’s so exciting to see Wren begin to legibly and confidently write letters and show an interest in learning to read. She’s always loved books and wants to read a mountain of books every night before bed. After intense negotiations, we usually settle on three because that’s about all I can keep my eyes open for before she starts nudging me to stay awake.

We’re going to be starting the DISTAR reading method soon to capitalize on her interest in learning to read. I checked out Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons from our library and we’ll be jumping into it soon. Hopefully this will complement the Montessori pre-reading work she’s been doing in school. Wren and I are both excited. We’ll see how it goes. If she doesn’t enjoy the 20 minute lessons, I’ll set the book down and try again later. We’re not in a rush, but I wanted to strike while the iron’s hot, as they say. Here.we.go!

Any early reading advice, lovelies?

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  1. i didn’t know about distar, thanx for the info; my daughter, she also is very interested in what’s written in her books, she already knows about 10 characters, but i guess it’s a good idea to learn about a good method, so i’ll search in the net!

  2. I helped our oldest daughter to learn to read by herself by making a game out of learning to read from Starfall.com.

    We would only let her play with it for 10 min at a time and I would sit with her for the first month and make her read the words out loud before she could move on or click to hear them. We did a small amount each day and progress seemed slow at first, but then once she had the approach down she was self motivated to do her lessons.

    Then she plowed through the website on her own volition saying the words out loud while I did the dishes or cleaned up. We still would only let her be on the website 15-20 minutes, but she quickly made it through the entire site and at that point she knew how to read. She loves that she taught herself to read using Starfall.

    We did this when she was 4. Our other 2 kids have had less success with this, but they have learned some as well.

    I suppose the key is to have the initial time to really sit down with kids each day. Seems like our other 2 got short-changed in the frenzy of activity.

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