Friday, March 4, 2011

I can read

I can read.
by Jacob Webb

I have some exciting news to share...I am learning how to read. Recently, I have been very curious about what certain words spell, trying to sound out familiar sounds and I've even been able to recognize certain words. The last time I was at my Grandma's and Grandpa's I read a few "Dick and Jane" books with my Grandma. I was making such good progress that we brought these books home with us to practice.

A few days later my Mom remembered we had a storybook collection of "Dick and Jane" books. It has a total of 40 short stories and I am about half way through. These have been great first books to read and I have to say I have fun reading new stories every night.

The funny thing now is, instead of my mom reading to me before bed...I am reading to her! Here is a little clip of me reading...


  1. Another one of those moments that bring tears of joy for the coming of a new stage and tears of sorrow for the closing of an old one. My, my, my. Sweet Jacob is growing up.

    Jacob, I am so proud of you. Not only did you read your story so well, but you also did so with such enthusiasm. I hope you always love to read that way and that you find a whole new wonderful world just waiting for you as you open new books. I love you, sweet guy.

  2. Oh, Katherine, his inflection is perfect!! I love this video. How precious to have this to save. I have to say the Dick and Jane book brought back OLD memories. Those are the books that I learned to read with! GOOOOO, Jacob!! Awesome job!

  3. Oh my gosh! That was SO fun to watch. Jacob, will you read to me next time I see you? Maybe you can bring a book to my house next Saturday for our monthly dinner. I'm SOOOO proud of you! Good job!

  4. Jacob,
    I enjoyed hearing you read your story.


  5. aww, sweet punkin bear! He did so good - I'm SO impressed! :) I love when kids start to read - so fun all the little books that are out there for them!

  6. Way to go, Jacob!!! That is awesome! I am super impressed at not only his newfound reading ability but also his infectious enthusiasm for reading! That will serve him SO well in the years to come. What a huge milestone, thanks for sharing!!!