Tonight, my three year old and I were drawing on her EtchaSketch, taking turns…so I drew the solar system with the “8” planets. Surprisingly enough, she mastered most of them, with the exception of Earth and Uranus.
I’ll tell you why.
She’s a huge fan of Sailor Moon (unknowingly innocent of the fact that her mamam was once self-titled Sailor Mars). And the reason why she didn’t know Earth was because these Japanese writers never made a Sailor Earth! Honestly…
So, when we got to “Earth,” she didn’t know it, so I asked, “what planet does Emma live in?” She said…”New Jersey.”
Same EtchaSketch. But this time, we were going over reading. The girl mastered some sight-reading words like yes, no, my, Emma, cat, dog, ok…
But tonight, she phonetically sounded out “mama,” “lolo,” and “lola.”
I think she’s starting to grasp putting the letters’ phonetic sounds together to read words. Slowly she’s starting to read.