To commemorate this occasion (that I didn’t even realize was an occasion until I opened this browser to write), I share with you:
The sheer genius of my child, reading some Eric Carle to himself at 18 months old.
Notice how he associates the words with the pages being open? How he speaks, pauses to turn the page, then speaks again? How he points to the images on the pages? How he (mostly) turns the pages in the correct direction?
Those are emerging early literacy skills.
My little early-childhood teacher’s heart could.not.possibly. be more proud.
Next up? Shakespeare.