We recently checked this book out from the library - I'm not sure who picked it out, because when it comes to my 4-year-old, it's a big hodge-podge of stuff she likes the covers of and things my husband or I intentionally seek out for her. However we got our hands on it, I'm glad … Continue reading A Rock Can Be… – Picture Book review!
I've been consistently impressed by my oldest daughter's vocabulary and grasp of grammar as she gets older (almost 6! where does the time go?). I commented recently to my husband how impressive it is that she corrects her own grammar aloud and he said, "It's because she reads." And she does. The conversation got me thinking. Our kids learn the English language through what they hear spoken around them and from what they read, whether it is read aloud to them or they read on their own.
Obviously, I love to read. I always have. I apparently taught myself to read at age 4, and my oldest daughter has done the same. People keep asking me, "How did you teach her to read?" and I wish I could say I taught her, but I didn't, at least not really. Of course, I've encouraged her every step of the way.