Firecracker's reward system and all the positive reinforcement she's getting has him really motivated. For a couple weeks, when Firecracker gets some reward, Little Brother will pull out his favorite memorized books (Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and Goodnight Gorilla) to get in on the action.That's right! Little Brother has read his first real book (as of a couple weeks...I started this post a while ago, but due computer problems and just busy life in general didn't get it finished.) He was already interested in learning to read, but
We figured it was about time for him to read his first book for real, so we pulled out our first set of BOB books. These were recommended to me by a firend and were also Firecracker's first books. They are a great place to start. The first book in the series uses only 4 letters, plus the word "on." Then each book in the series adds a couple more letters in each book and slowly builds. They have very simple, but engaging illustrations.
Here's a video of Little Brother reading one of the books to his birth mom when she was here for a visit.
Firecracker is has already finished filling up all 100 boxes on her reading chart, so when I made her a new one, we also made one for Little Brother!