Sunday, February 10, 2013

The Powers of Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic

Max, our sweet, mostly adorable, yet frequently whiny six year old has come on like gangbusters in his reading and math skills. For reading, Leslie has been working with him using Bob Books, plus other normal school work sheets, and I typically read with both boys at night. Max is at that magical age where he's trying to sound out everything he sees and asks what everything he reads means. He's having a blast reading most every chance he gets.

The enjoyment of math on the other hand doesn't come from his school work most of the time, but rather from an iPad game called Numbers League. It's a great game that requires the user to add or subtract multiple sets of numbers in order to allow them to "capture" a bad guy. Briggs still enjoys to play it and I have to admit that it is kind of fun to play it with Max to encourage him along.

His newfound powers of reading have been put to less than reputable purpose as he's found that he can take electronic books and change the stories to the whims of a six year old. Case in point, the classic "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" story has been digitally remastered to make it funnier, I have to agree it is funny, inappropriate, but funny...

1 comment:

  1. Haha, I love that little laugh!!! So cute and we need to try that game out, anything to motivate Davis is WELL WELCOMED, lol