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I imagine it is rewarding in several ways. There is delight of wonderment when they discover they can actually read. And, the wonderment your efforts opened a door to our fantastic universe of knowledge and shared experience.
A beautifully scripted piece , Erik Dierker.
I recognised and empathised when you wrote about your own children's experience: "learning to read together". How very well expressed.
You mentioned Mathematics was the key. Everything is Maths?
I see from your family experience there is much to reflect on. I have never taught someone to read especially as a parent. I cannot imagine the feeling when a child reads there first sentence, understands it, and takes delight they did do that deed.
Marie I should have been a little more clear on math. Math is just the easiest way to study logic. When we read or write it must make sense. This is logic. "Son, what was the meaning of the story?" Why does 6+6=12.
"Delight", "amazement", "magical moment" describe the look on a child's face at that crucial moment.
I must say I'm a little curious as to know why you asked this unusual, interesting question.
Hello Marie. I was pondering my past a little and experience. I remember how much my nephews/nieces adored their books and desired they be read to them. I remember them later reading them to me. They were quite pleased sharing their new talent.