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A life lesson through successes

I have had a kindergartener as a client for several months now. My duty was to teach him to read and write. Honestly I found it shocking that at such a young age they were asked to do this task. From what I remember, it was first grade that they began teaching actual reading and writing. Anyways, when I began with this child, he could barely identify the letters of the alphabet. I started by using alphabet flashcards and teaching him the different letter sounds. Once that was accomplished, I started putting together small words for him to sound out. Seeing him manage to sound out these short words was a moment that I felt like a proud mother. I knew my job was being done properly. However, I did not realize that seeing him read his first Dr. Seuss book would give me an even greater satisfaction. The success I am having with this child made his mother decide to start his 3 year old sister with me. It is such a joy working with young children and seeing them succeed. Furthermore,... read more

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