First Book Read

Blogged under Pictures by Luke on Sunday 15 March 2009 at 9:29 pm

Mara hit a milestone today by reading her first book ever! She has been making a lot of progress on her letter sounds, and also at sounding out words. She will often do some of it by herself. She has gotten to the point that sometimes she will read a word on her own while we are out and about, or even recognize some simple words quite readily.

Since she was doing so well I really wanted to see what she could do if motivated to try a whole book. Most of the ones on her bookshelf are too hard. Also some of the beginning reading books she has are hard too (of course she wanted to start right in on the princess book). I was looking for something like, “see spot run.” Steph reminded me that we have BOB books. I am not familiar with them, but it is exactly what we needed. We pulled out book 1 from collection 1, named “Mat.” It is only about 6 or 7 pages, with things like, “Mat sat. Sam Sat. Mat sat on Sam.” (that would be 3 pages, and don’t ask me why it’s not “Matt”)

Perfect. She sounded the words out and did it all.


Wanna hear me read?


  1. Comment by auntiejen — March 16, 2009 @ 9:15 am

    Wow little niece! Great work with reading that book. Maybe you can read Mommy’s books to her for her new job. That may make it a bit more interesting! hehe

  2. Comment by Begner — March 16, 2009 @ 10:33 am

    Wow, Mara!! I’m proud of you! Once you start to read you’re half-way to being grown-up and can begin to understand all the world! Love, “Aunt” Pat

  3. Comment by Ramona — April 8, 2009 @ 3:54 pm

    Mara,you are such a good reader. We’re very proud of you! Love, Auntie Mona & Unkie George

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