DancinGirl has fallen in love with words. Actually, she has always loved to play with words, singing, rhyming, mimicking.
But now her love of the verbal has exploded into literacy.
She is reading voraciously; book after little book, she reads, sounding out words she does not recognize, learning the joys of story. There you find her, in a chair in the spare bedroom, on the floor in her own, on a sofa, with a book.
She is always under the caring tutelage of her mother, well versed in the ways of Vygotsky, who makes sure she has a book just challenging enough to push her, but not too challenging to frustrate her.
Tonight, however, the reading inspired writing. She had recently read in school a book by Kevin Tseng entitled Ned’s New Home, and she took to the chalkboard to write. She spent almost an hour writing her story, after which time, she read it to us.
Here is DancinGirl’s version of the Kevin Tseng story with, as she said later, a few words of her own: DancinGirl Reads Her Version of Ned’s New Home
To listen to your daughter discover the beauty of the written word is awesome.