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.
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!