On these very pages I’ve blogged ad nauseum about books. Love to buy ’em. Love to read ’em. Love to write ’em. My oldest loves to read. He picked it up pretty quickly in kindergarten and spends quite a bit of time reading now (our house is stocked with baseball books). In the past two weeks my youngest (who is now in kindergarten) has started getting the itch to learn to read on his own.
As I browsed the bookshelves at Borders I came across Hooked on Phonics (marked down from $79 to $19.99). I was a little hesitant…because I’m not a teacher and I don’t want to push him. BUT…I bought it anyway! Now we love it. Every night we work through a few lessons together. It’s fun. It’s easy. And best of all — he’s learning!!!! Two huges thumb up from me. I’m hooked!