Margaret has been wanting to learn to read, but insisting that she can't. This has led to some tearful bedtime interludes where she insists that she wants to read book x, but she can't read. It is very sad. Not sad enough that we read it to her, but still very sad.
We've been working on sounding words out, but that penny has not been dropping for her. My mother suggested that we should make her word lists, all using the same vowel consonant, and so last night I did and it was the best thing ever. She was so excited, and the concepts started to make sense.
So she took her lists to bed with her.
And snuggled them.
And then wanted more when she got up this morning.
It was all very cute.