Amari is quite the scholar and I am enjoying watching his growth. Between him and Demayas, I am truly blessed to be their mother.
Have you ever heard of Your baby can read? Your baby can really #works!
First, I want to give most of the credit to his father, bless his heart for having patience to read to Amari faithfully every night.
I remember when I first noticed these videos, I thought to myself, how can placing your child in front of the television playing sounds of words and displaying the spelling of the word can help your child read? Well, guess what it really works! Amari my youngest son is 7 years old and he reads adult chapter books. He loves reading and he is not intimidated by reading books without pictures. In fact, he enjoys the challenge. He comprehends what he reads very well and this fascinates me to see his progress grow right before my eyes. Consistency certainly works!
First, I want to give most of the credit to his father, bless his heart for having patience to read to Amari faithfully every night. His dad is the type of man who believes in discipline and structure. When Amari was born, his dad, Artie, had already purchased the “Your baby can read” videos. When Amari was a baby his dad dedicated time when he was home to ensure Amari spent time watching the videos. I am unsure when Amari stopped watching these videos, but I do remember Artie reading to Amari every night. Artie had created a ritual to read to Amari every night. By the time Amari was able to talk, Amari would read books to his dad. I am truly blessed for his dad’s persistence because Amari has always been a little scholar in school, because reading sets the tone for all academics. Amari does well in every subject and best of all he has his dad’s talents too! Amari is an artist just like his father! Artie is a graphic designer and his work is impeccable!
Since Artie and I separated, it has been my responsibility to ensure Amari continues to read every night! And I enjoy this time because I am amazed to hear my baby read! He reads so fluently, and sometimes we may read silly stories having both of us laughing out loud. Lately, I’ve been reading a lot since I’ve been working on my speaking career. One night, I asked Amari to read of one of the self-help books I’ve been reading called “The Power of Receiving” by Amanda Owen. As he started reading, I was waiting to see if I would need to help him pronounce any of the words. He starts the first paragraph and he read fluently then moves on to the next paragraph. Before I knew it, my baby was reading the next page. I could not believe he was reading so well. In his reading log, after we listed the book, and I thought to myself, his teacher will see the title and think “what is this that he is reading.”
I mentioned this to him as well and we both smiled.
These moments bring me so much joy and I am grateful God blessed me with wonderful children!
Until next time,