A little reading success

Yesterday morning we were sat having breakfast.  Each morning Monkey reads his school reading book to me, reluctantly.  Since the new school term I’m lucky if we get five pages out of him.  It’s not much when you see the number of sentences per page.  Some mornings are less of a battle than others.  But there’s rarely ever any great enthusiasm. Yesterday morning was a different and we had a little reading success.

He read to page 10 without a quibble, I thought he was going to read the next page too, but then he stopped and decided he’d had enough.  No problem, that’s brilliant you read 10 pages Monkey, and read them really well too.  That’s all I said.

He took the book back and read on, and on.  He turned the pages himself and kept going. Never stopping, getting almost all the words right first time.  Working out, trying, reading, reading well. A little reading success.  He read the whole book, cover to cover.  24 pages in one go, a minor miracle in this house.  The biggest miracle being that he just did it, he just read beautifully by himself.  I was speechless, thrilled and so proud of him.  I know it’s all in him, I know by the way he talks to me, that it’s all going on in his head.  He takes everything in, just sometimes struggles to get it out.  Yesterday morning was just wonderful.

A little reading success

Mummy, will you tell my teacher please?  Well Monkey, you could tell her yourself.  She’d be thrilled to hear it. No Mummy, you need to tell her please.  Ok then, I will, and I did. Her reaction, brilliant, we’ll trying him on the next band up today and see what happens.

At school pick up time Monkey came running out of class.  Mummy I’m reading Turquoise books now.  There’s lots more pages and lots more words on each page.  Well that’s great news little man.  You can do it, you just have to believe in yourself.

We’ll take our time and see how it goes.  It’s a magical moment I won’t forget in a hurry, that’s for sure.  My boy can do anything when he puts his mind to it.  Maybe one day he’ll actually read one of his own books with the same enthusiasm I witnessed yesterday morning.  Who knows!

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum with an 8 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school. We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds. We love reviewing days out, toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

7 thoughts on “A little reading success

  1. Well done Monkey. I think the best thing is by far and away what you’re doing, and I’m doing (with a little bit of ‘you need to get it done by’) is letting them lead. With everything they’ll get there in their own time (it’s just exasperating for us when we know they can do it).

  2. Oh wow!!! That is fabulous news. What an absolute star. It’s lovely that he was so proud of himself too and knew he’d achieved something special.
    Just piped over from #SSAmazingAchievements

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