You know how I mentioned KayTar was very bright in my post yesterday? Well, she is reading. No, seriously. She's reading.
Over the last week or so, we've noticed her indentify a couple words correctly out of the blue. Then yesterday she was sitting and looking through a book and I heard her read a couple words to herself. Intrigued, I got a piece of paper and a pen and sat down with her to write some words, here is the video:
Is that not insane? She now thinks it is the BEST GAME EVER. And keeps asking for "A-say? A-say?" (what's that say?) and bringing me pens. So far, she knows the words on the video plus these:
I just can't get over it! Now I wonder what else she knows that we don't know she knows. It isn't every day you discover your two year old can secretly read.
I sent the video to her pediatrician, who was shocked as well, but she said "No doubt she is bright. Maybe one day she will be able to figure out what she has!" Josh and I got a good chuckle out of that, although we hope it all comes together before then!
I don't think it is true phonetic reading, I think it is more sight word reading, but a two year old with 15+ sight words is shocking to me!
Last night, Josh said, "How was your day?" and I said "Fine." like I always do, and he said "So the day your two read old learns to read only gets a 'Fine.'?" and we both had a good laugh.
KayTar is just full of surprises!
On another note, you guys were all amazing yesterday. Thank you so much. I know there is much debate about whether the nature of blogging creates a sister-like bond, and after yesterday, I think I'm leaning more towards the yes side. The comments alternated between the equivalent of "You want me to kick her ass?" and verbally stroking my hair and giving hugs. It was a very sisterly response (and brotherly, for Bennie of course).
And hi there, lurkers! I didn't know you were out there. It was nice seeing you!