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Did Ella Read a Word?

January 30, 2010 1 comment

The television show Word World was recommended to me by a friend a while back.  She told me that one of her neices learned to read early partially because of this show.  Ella has watched it often and it does seem to be good.  It even addresses some of the multiple-letter phonograms when the sounds of words are covered.  The characters and most of the objects in the show are formed using the associated word.

Yesterday during the introduction I swear I witnessed Ella read the word DUCK.  I hadn’t noticed before that when they characters are introduced the word comes on first and then forms the character.  DUCK came on the screen for about two seconds before forming the duck and during that time I believe I heard Ella say, “Duck.”  Could it really be true?  I tested her by showing her the word duck.  She didn’t read it, but she looked at the TV as if seeing if the duck were there.  Pretty exciting stuff!

Duck From Word World

 Here is a coloring page of the duck from the web site.  It is a great idea to form the characters and objects from the word.  It will be excellent practice for Ella once she starts learning the phonograms. 

Yesterday evening Ella chose a book and a comfortable place to read, as you can see below.

Reading in a Basket

 Ella is a little bit goofy, but I’m glad to see her taking an interest in books.  It is part of the process as long as children are introduced to books through consant reading and making sure there are plenty available. 

We are going to the library later today and totally surround her with books!  Last time we were there she was very interested in the computers in the children’s section so we will get her some time on the computer as well.