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    #65465 - 01/08/10 09:20 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Wyldkat]
    Austin Offline
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    Registered: 06/25/08
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    Originally Posted By: Wyldkat
    Whenever we asked him to read he said that he couldn't and we responded with, "Yes you can" since we knew he could since we had caught him reading a word or two prior to this.


    Why do they do this?

    Mr W will go off with a book and mouth the words. When we find him, he closes the book, smiles at us, and acts like he is playing. Little stinker!

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    #65468 - 01/08/10 11:16 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Austin]
    OHGrandma Offline
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    Originally Posted By: Austin
    Originally Posted By: Wyldkat
    Whenever we asked him to read he said that he couldn't and we responded with, "Yes you can" since we knew he could since we had caught him reading a word or two prior to this.


    Why do they do this?

    Mr W will go off with a book and mouth the words. When we find him, he closes the book, smiles at us, and acts like he is playing. Little stinker!


    There are probably lots of reasons they do that. But I think the biggest reason is toddlers still want to be babied. The smarter ones recognize if they can read they might be treated more like an adult and lose out on all those comforting things they are used to, and love. I read very early, but one of my favorite childhood memories is when mom tucked us into bed and read us a story. I still loved being read to when our 6th grade teacher read 'Johnny Tremain' to us in class.

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    #65472 - 01/08/10 11:32 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: OHGrandma]
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    Originally Posted By: OHGrandma
    Originally Posted By: Austin
    Originally Posted By: Wyldkat
    Whenever we asked him to read he said that he couldn't and we responded with, "Yes you can" since we knew he could since we had caught him reading a word or two prior to this.


    Why do they do this?

    Mr W will go off with a book and mouth the words. When we find him, he closes the book, smiles at us, and acts like he is playing. Little stinker!


    There are probably lots of reasons they do that. But I think the biggest reason is toddlers still want to be babied. The smarter ones recognize if they can read they might be treated more like an adult and lose out on all those comforting things they are used to, and love. I read very early, but one of my favorite childhood memories is when mom tucked us into bed and read us a story. I still loved being read to when our 6th grade teacher read 'Johnny Tremain' to us in class.


    Doesn't just apply to little ones. DD7 definitely downplays what she can do and even resists learning. I think she feels she can't compete with DS8 and also she LOVES being the Baby of the family. I am working really hard on trying to bring her out of this.

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    #65477 - 01/08/10 01:17 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Breakaway4]
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    DD has only ever hidden her ability to read when she's around someone who will make a big deal about it. I don't think it's a coincidence. Right now, she's hiding her math abilities, and I'm pretty sure it's because she can sense that I'm really interested in knowing where she's at in that area. (It's just a matter of curiosity on my part, and I know I need to work on that.)

    I've always treated DD as though she could read, and acted like it was totally normal, so I think there was no reason for her to hide it from me. smile I just wish I'd done the same for math. Ah well, hindsight and all that.

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    #65909 - 01/14/10 09:08 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: no5no5]
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    We drove past the florist shop and DD6 notice the Valentine themed window. She said "why are the Valentine decorations up?" I responded, "It's a month to Valentine's day." DD said I think they should do Lincoln Birthday 1st. My DDs birtday is on Lincoln's Birthday.

    I think she needs a Lincoln book for her birthday? Anyone have a suggestion?

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    #65918 - 01/14/10 10:19 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: OHGrandma]
    Austin Offline
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    Originally Posted By: OHGrandma



    There are probably lots of reasons they do that. But I think the biggest reason is toddlers still want to be babied. The smarter ones recognize if they can read they might be treated more like an adult and lose out on all those comforting things they are used to, and love. I read very early, but one of my favorite childhood memories is when mom tucked us into bed and read us a story. I still loved being read to when our 6th grade teacher read 'Johnny Tremain' to us in class.


    Very, very good point. Mr W loves the attention for sure.


    Edited by Austin (01/14/10 10:19 AM)

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    #65928 - 01/14/10 12:19 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: amazedmom]
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    wow Amanda, they do sound similar. Now she will comment on someone's expression as in, "Did you see the expression on his face?" and will talk about a "massive pile of leaves" etc. When she tells stories with puppets she narrates things as if she is reading a story...
    (said in a cute little voice) Then the mother duck exclaimed,"Come out of the water immediately, my dear babies. Danger is approaching" Then the baby ducks all swam quickly to the shore and waddled in a perfect line to the edge of the woods where a slinky snake slithered through the mud..." she goes on and on like this and another child her age picks up a puppet and just looks at her and says "QUACK QUACK QUACK." Granted, sometimes she will just make weird animal noises and be very very silly with other children, but when she gets into her storytelling mode, I am often quite surprised at the depth of her stories and the complexity of her sentences for a three year old.

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    #65935 - 01/14/10 01:09 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: onthegomom]
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    Registered: 01/04/09
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    Originally Posted By: onthegomom
    I think she needs a Lincoln book for her birthday? Anyone have a suggestion?


    My DS enjoyed the David Adler "Picture Book of..." biographies when he was young. Actually, we all enjoyed them.

    http://www.davidaadler.com/the_picture_biography_series__holiday_house__9353.htm

    HTH

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    #66275 - 01/19/10 01:53 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: Mama22Gs]
    genosnickers Offline
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    Registered: 04/06/09
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    DD13 got her ACT scores back and it looks as if she got a national award in English and in Composite. It's really odd though because all of her scores flip floped. When she took it in 6th grade she made DYS scores for 7th grade reading, science, and composite, but now just made it in english, math, and composite. I wonder how that happened.

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    #66287 - 01/19/10 05:34 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: genosnickers]
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    congrats! very exciting.

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