To My Daughter

Right now you are playing Fancy Pants 2.

I setup your own account on Mommy’s laptop. I put shortcuts to Firefox, Fancy Pants, Fancy Pants 2, Elmo, Super Why, PBS Kids, and PhotoBooth. I made the links in all caps because you have trouble recognizing lowercase letters, but you got the uppercase ones pretty much down.

I know that you can’t quite read, but you can recognize words that were previously pointed out to you (i.e. your name or the word milk). I showed you only once how to login and what each shortcut links to. Right after when I put the mouse over the different words, you were able to perfectly tell me what each one said. That means you memorized all that as I was talking for those few seconds.

To me, that’s pretty amazing. I don’t think I’d be able to memorize instantly what 8 groups of random letters meant right after being shown only once, and you’re only 3.5 years old. Maybe you have a photographic memory to a certain degree. That would be so cool.

When you’re able to read a word that you’ve never seen before, then I’ll know for sure that you can read fluently. Don’t worry, one day it’ll just click. Then you can read this post and others to come, and see how incredibly smart you are.


1 Response to “To My Daughter”

  1. 1 jazz June 5, 2008 at 9:24 am

    The definition of an everyday hero….

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