Monday, September 22, 2008
The Conquering Hero
Captain Underpants is my hero! He is gross and silly and really completely ridiculous; nonetheless he has saved the day at my house. As some of you may know, my Max doesn't choose to read on his own in fact I have to beg him to read. Since we ordered the Captain Underpants collection he reads every chance he gets. I have to give some credit to my cute Zac as well because he listens to Max read and Max really needs the out loud reading time. I know Max is improving because Zac doesn't like to listen if it's too slow, so Thank You Zac. It makes me so happy to have learning not be such a chore! Learning can be so fun, I am thankful to people such as Dav Pilkey who write books young boys enjoy reading. Now that Max has an opportunity to see that reading on his own is enjoyable he reads others things with more confidence. This all happened really in just a few days. I am not saying homework time is easy and suddenly he concentrates, but it is easier than it used to be. I think it is good to celebrate life's small successes!