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The Touble With English: Part I - De File
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The Touble With English: Part I
Skylar read another book on her own tonight, without being asked. This time it was Drip, Drop, about a mouse who can't stop his roof from leaking. She even let me count it as our main night-night book, since it took her a while. Here are the words that gave her particular trouble:
anything starting with "cl" or "pl"
Mind you, she did just fine with "toes." But the "oe" in that word apparently bears no relation to the one in "shoe." On the other hand, she had little difficulty with former tough ones like "they," "then," and "that." And she figured out "snuggled" pretty quickly. Still, I do sometimes wish I were helping my child learn a language with sensible orthography such as Spanish or German.

Mode: perplexed
Muse: Hibiki-Hana-Ma - Iannis Xenakis - OHM: Early Gurus Of Electronic Music (Disc 2)

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fao From: fao Date: January 25th, 2005 04:23 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Congrats for your daughter. I've seen that a lot of kids now learn to read younger than when I was a kid, and that helps them to be independent, mainly choosing their areas of interest.

Anyway, I offer to you again a couple of books for kids (In spanish of course) that I have and I really don't use. They could help Skylar more than me. Just send me your address by email.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: January 25th, 2005 05:39 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I'll do that gladly, but only if you let me send you something from here in return! You have to think of something.

fao From: fao Date: January 25th, 2005 11:39 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Mmmm, I haven't eaten Chips Ahoy cookies in a few years. Nabisco does not made them near anymore. It would be tripleyummy to be able to enjoy a package again.

Deal? :)
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