Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Divine inspiration

I have been spending a lot of time praying about how to help Parker with his reading, since we are now homeschooling and I didn't become a big reader until 2 years ago (so I have no clue how to go about this).  I opened Aprils Ensign and in the back there is a story in the Latter-day Saints voices about a mom who's first grader is struggling with reading.  Her answer was to have him read the Book of Mormon and highlight a few words and slowly he started recognizing more words.  I thought well that would definitely cover two things that he needs, learning to read and reading the scriptures.  I started it a few days ago with him and he really enjoys it (which is a first) he loves highlighting the words he knows and has surprised me and himself with words he already knows.  He just started by looking for the words Lord and God and then he started highlighting like crazy.  I am so proud of him and I know that this will help him become a more confident reader.  I am so thankful for a Father in heaven that looks out for me continually, and helps me finds answers to my prayers.

7 comments:

Kelsey said...

We're praying for the same help, and were answered in the same way!! Nyah has been struggling with her reading, but she is also loving highlighting the words she knows in her book of mormon. I love your new widget for your baby countdown!!

Carrie said...

Hey- we got the same answer, too! Ryan loves it- he's getting so excited about reading (and highlighting, of course). I already see his confidence growing!

Brent & Kate Jefferies said...

That's great Katie! I read that too and thought it sounded like a good idea. The Ensign is having some really interesting articles lately. I liked the one a few months ago on disabilities. I think everyone should read it!

Unsworth Imports said...

Sometimes, I think articles are written solely for me. Sounds like this one was written for you, though it was published worldwide. Good Job!! CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU!!!

Anonymous said...

There's a manual you can order from BYU bookstore called, "Teaching Your Children to Read Using the Book of Mormon," by Grant Harrison. I used it for my son when he was in Kindergarten. He's now in 4th grade and he reads at a 5th grade level.

Abe Fox said...

Go Parker (and Katie)!!

Also, Philip......HUGE thanks for the DVD of Beth and Julia. It was excellent and everybody ooo-ed and ahh-ed over the pictures. Betsy and I (and I know Jesse & Amy feel the same way) REALLY appreciate the time you put into it.

YOU GUYS ROCK!! See you in August!!

Betsy Fox said...

That's a great idea. I bet Parker is getting so excited for his baptism. Thanks for doing the dvd for us.