When I asked him how he felt about reading at the beginning of the program versus now, he said this, more or less: “Before I started the program, it was like half of my brain was trying to get me to read and half of my brain just wouldn’t cooperate with me, and it made it really hard to focus on reading. So part of my brain was working for me and part of it was working against me. But “reading program” made it really fun to read, with lots of games and stuff, and it helped my brain sort of learn to cooperate with me. So now I can focus better and read better.”
He teared up momentarily when he talked about what reading was like before we started Easy Read, and it made me realize that reading is now tear-free. This is big progress, and makes my Mama-heart glad.
He did ask me to tell you that he doesn’t like Pinball and the Place Name Game. I told him I would, so I’m making good on my promise…though I totally get that his is a highly subjective assessment of those games and that both are fun for some kids and useful for all kids.
Thanks again, so much,