I don’t think that I will ever get over how awe-inspiring it is to see it all come together.  To follow the process of the churning gears and witness the pure joy in her eyes when the words begin to flow off the pages.
Somewhere between four and five it all seemed to begin to click.

It is beyond amazing to watch your kid learn how to read. 



  1. Oh, I agree! I'm watching it with my younger child right now. It's interesting to see it happen with individual children because it can be so different from one child to the next. What a beautiful photo.

  2. This is my first time and I don't think that I will ever get over how amazing it all is – to go from reading books to her to having her read books to me. It is truly beautiful.

  3. Isn't it amazing?!?! I've watched it happen with both of my older children and the awe never goes away! I can hardly believe how quickly they master the skill. It's like one day they can't read more than a word or two and then the following month they are reading sentences!!

    • It really is amazing to see it all click. I'm glad to hear that the awe never faded for you – I'm really trying to hang on to this feeling. I am so excited for mu daughter!

  4. It is, and it opens up a million new doors for them (and limits mom and dad spelling things back and forth that aren't meant for little ears 😉 ).

  5. That is so cool!! I can't wait for J Myster to pick up reading. So so neat when you can hear the wheels turning in their sweet little heads!

  6. I'm going to be such an old sap when my son starts learn to read (among other things)! I get so choked up already when he counts to 10, figures out a difficult puzzle, or try to put on his own shoes!!!!!

  7. Gemma so wants to read…it's exciting to see her so enthusiastic about it. I can't wait for things to start to come together!

  8. This is so beautiful. My God, can't believe that once we were so little as they are 🙂

  9. This is a very important moment for them and a moment that will change their lives forever. I love the picture … it looks magical 🙂

  10. My oldest is learning to read right now too, it is magical!! LOVE IT

  11. What a simple, yet heartfelt post. Love the photo. Yes, when the boys learned to read the excitement in my chest was unbearable. It's an awesome feeling. Soon you'll get to feel it again! 🙂


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