I Can Read!

Have you ever had a child,
within your care,
who holds themselves back because of an attitude
that says, "I can't!"?

A reluctant reader by chance?

To compound the issue,
have you moved 4 times in 3.5 years,
disrupting your home-school days
packing and unpacking,
unsure of how to move forward 
when each move has put you further behind?

If you answered, "Yes",
to any part of the above,
just know,
I'm living within it too,
I've walked through it,
and I've found a way forward to share with you.

The first step: "Just Breathe"

Yep, let Anna Nalick's words seep deep into your soul; 
breathe in, breathe out,
find your bearings,
and keep moving forward.
Eventually, you'll reach the light and find 
all's right with the world;
you and your child will,
and finally have
caught up!

Couple Anna's song with that of Tim McGraw: "Always be Humble and Kind"
to yourself, your kids, your spouse, and everyone you meet;
and, teach your children to do the same.

Then, read variations of stories that foster the line of the "Little Engine That Could"

"I Think I Can, I Think I Can, I Think I Can!"
And, even indulge the children in your life by watching the movie version
a gazillion times
to ensure the message takes root.

when you sit down with your child to learn,
begin with prayer.
Whether out loud with your child,
or silently,
ask God to intervene, 
to let words and concepts of positivism and learning to sink in;
that there be more moments of triumphs than set-backs
and that you and your child both step away with:
"We did it!"

How can you take that final step of a "Hallelujah Chorus"?

Where your child shouts: "I Can Read!" ?
By finding your reluctant reader the right books to foster their love of learning.

Our break-through moment has come about with a children's series
of first chapter books
all about a fly named Guy.
We currently own 5 books within the series.
Our favorite one is where Fly Guy plays hide-and-seek with his owner Buzz.

The book has jaw-dropping moments of surprise,
"Oh No's",
and laugh-out-loud silliness to behold
all within 3 chapters and 30 pages!

"I Spy Fly Guy",
a book we've read over and over and over again,
a book that has fostered encouragement and delight;
a book that's brought fun into learning to read,
and a book addition that would do any at home library good.

"I Spy Fly Guy"

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To recap:

Giving my all to raise you up!


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