We have made some major progress with reading skills lately. It seemed for awhile that despite working on it every day, we just weren't getting anywhere. They were fine with practicing, but they didn't seem to be getting anywhere. I'm pleased to report that that's no longer the case!
Presley has graduated from the first set of BOB readers and is onto the 2nd series. She is really good at sounding out 3 letter words and has some sight words now. We probably were not working so diligently at this point with Sammy but because Sammy has reading practice, Presley wants reading practice and there's no way I'm saying no to that enthusiasm!
Sammy has made huge gains lately. She is finding the beginner readers too simple and has moved on to level 1. She is also starting to read "regular" picture books (books that aren't meant for teaching reading skills). She picked up Green Eggs and Ham tonight and read the whole thing, cover to cover without help. She was so proud of herself! Right now, she is currently reading books to Presley and I am ignoring the fact that they are supposed to be in bed sleeping!