I can read mummy!

Today sees the launch of a lovely new linky over at Ethan’s Escapades.

Small Steps Amazing Achievements is there to record those milestones, however small, that make you smile and say ‘yes!‘.

To share all those proud mummy and daddy moments!

I had planned to link up an old post (it’s been one of those weeks) but then last night an amazing thing happened!

My 4yo has had a fantastic year at preschool here in the US.

Arriving from the UK, only just turned three, and starting at a new school (that was hugely different to his old nursery) was a massive step for him. It could have been really tough, but he took to it like a duck to water.

The structure, the challenge – he absolutely loved it.

Last night he came running downstairs with a book.

It was one of our family favourites: Orange Pear Apple Bear by Emily Gravett.

We’ve had it since the 7yo was little. It’s a wonderfully simple, funny, rhythmic book that you can’t help but join in with and smile.

Using his newly developed letter and decoding skills, the 4yo read me the whole book. Recognising the letter at the start of each word – ‘o-o-orange’ ‘b-b-bear’ – he worked his way through each page.

It was the most wonderful thing to watch.

Obviously, I was massively proud of him reading a whole book by himself for the first time.

But more than that, his absolute joy was one of the most magical things I have ever seen.

He was bursting with pride – and he had every right to be!

Please click on the badge below and share in the amazing achievements of our children. And, please join in and support this lovely linky! I, for one, am looking forward to reading the posts :)

I am also linking up with the wonderful Jaime at The Oliver’s Madhouse – why not hop on over and take a look at some other magical moments!

26 thoughts on “I can read mummy!”

  1. What an amazing achievement and a fantastic moment to share with your son. It sounds like he is doing so well. I think I need to get Ethan this book as it sounds like one he would enjoy.

    Thanks for linking up with Small Steps Amazing Achievements :0)

    1. It’s a great book, so simple – four words, but in a different order every page, making some remarkably funny combinations! Wonderful illustrations too :) Thanks for hosting such a lovely linky xx

  2. sarahhillwheeler

    Lovely to rediscover a favourite book. Great too that the US/UK transition is working well, I’ve heard that this can be tough.

    1. Thank you. It’s been easier than we had expected – we’ve been very lucky to find great schools and a lovely community. There are a few ‘differences’ that have caught us, but on the whole it’s been good!

  3. It’s wonderful isn’t it when they learn something new, put it all together and manage to do it by themselves. Such a special moment you must be so proud!

  4. yay how utterly fantastic, being able to read is a massive step in their development, i a honored you have linked it up with #MagicMoments as this is a top Magic Moment xx

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