Thursday, March 06, 2008

Reader Rabbit

I recorded this yesterday and I figured it was time for some lighter fare around here.

In advance, I must apologize. There is a portion where she keeps saying "dinosaur's dinner" and I continually correct her. Guess what? I WAS WRONG. As soon as I put the camera down I saw where it said "dinosaur's dinner" (last two words of the summary paragraph) and I felt terrible. So, basically, she's smarter than me.



PS: Last day to ask me questions! I'm going to be working on getting that post together, so lay them on me!


ETA: I kind of forgot my new readers might not know about this little ability of KayTar's. She's been reading since she was about 27 months...or at least that's when WE realized it. She might have been capable before then. It is called hyperlexia and we think it is probably caused by her processing differences, but it still knocks our socks off. If you want to see how we discovered it, you can look here and here and also click on the tag at the bottom marked reading.

18 comments:

Mimi said...

God, Kyla, no matter how many times I see it, I just am perpetually amazed by KayTar. The reading! Holy smokes. She is truly a baby genius (that's what we call Munchkin when she does something clever, like eat with the business end of the spoon rather than the handle ... but KayTar is truly exhibiting some scary smarts here ... and cuteness.)

Pendullum said...

Holy Moly She's reading!!!!!!
Too bloody clever...
and I was smiling the entire time at the screen...

angie said...

THAT is amazing! I teach kindergarten...and none of my kids this year read that well. She is really reading...and it just comes so naturally for her. WOW!!

Mad Hatter said...

Un-freaking-believable. It takes my breath away. Especially when she snatches the book and says, "I READ IT!!!"

As for questions, here is mine:

Where do you see yourself when you are my age: 42? Ooo, that sounds like a mean job interview question but it's not meant to be.

mommamia said...

Wow that is amazing. She is so cute and so smart.

Julie Pippert said...

She's incredible, that KayTar.

And oh yeah, I feel that way all the time: outsmarted.

alejna said...

Wow, what a girl! That's some pretty amazing reading. And, oh, I just melt when she looks at the camera.

motherbumper said...

Yup, she's smarter than the both of us. I love hearing her voice.

My silly question: what is your favourite color and how do you incorporate it into your life?

Amy Y said...

Wait, isn't she just 3 years old? I'm new here but I didn't realize you had a lil super genius on your hands! Go KayTar!

Janet said...

I never get tired of seeing her read. She rocks.

I think I already asked you a question (I hope)!

flutter said...

she totally rules

carrie said...

That is amazing.

Kyla, we have too many books! If you are interested, Magic Tree House #3, #5, #6, #8, #9 and #26 could be shipped to you! My email is bships5 at aol dot com. I'd be more than happy to do this, it would be a great help to me! :)

Kristin said...

I'm still amazed!

Aliki2006 said...

She amazes me.

But imagine in the old days, when no one knew about hyperlexia and a kid reading at such a young age would be just that--a kid genius like KayTar. She's amazing!

~aj~ said...

She never ceases to amaze me. What a girl, that KayTar!

Christine said...

that girl blows me a away, never fails!

Running on empty

PJ said...

Wonderful!!!!

JSmith5780 said...

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/23556514

Have you seen this? It's a 17 month old little girl from Texas who can read also. Her parents like you were frightened at the concept. They went to the media in hopes of finding specialists to help explain her abilities.