So Mia will begin Phonological Awareness Program next week at school run by a speech pathologist. Her speech is just fine. It is when she has to put pen to paper that she has problems. Then again, there is no one else like Mia (it seems), in that she does what she wants when she wants and amazes me at times with the things she comes out with, and the things she writes on paper that you would not think she possibly could. Gifted? Nope.. just.. individual!
As I have said for so long, she is an outdoors girl. Hates being caged in.. even when she was a baby she hated being wrapped in a blanket.. hated the cot.. got into a bed at a young age. I guess, when you are the fourth child you want to get up and go before the rest of the kids do.
I remember with the other three sprout lings as they developed that their milestones were all different. Naturally, they are all individual right? I remember when I did not have to read them their readers any more. It upset me alot. I love reading to the kids. I still do when they let me.
I think I will rejoice when Mia writes me a story, and is able to sit there and quietly read to herself.. in the knowledge that she is comprehending a book independently.
I love books, and I know my kids do too.
Forever praising positive steps, no matter how small.. that is what endeavour to do :)