You are probably going to laugh but we have these fun little books that I bought at B&Ns over the years. They are those 'useless facts' and trivia books that you get in bargin bins. I buy them to put in the bathrooms and end tables just for fun reading for whoever wants to pick them up.
Well my little guy picked one up earlier and was asking me about the words was on the cover. Once I helped him sound them out, he opened the book and was trying to identify the words. He was getting frustrated and I didn't want to push him, so instead I found a fun fact I thought he would like and I said..."Did you know" and the told him the fact. He was immediately interested in what I was talking about. We looked at few more fact and then we started looking things up online related to what we read. THEN he said, "Mommy, I can't wait to learn to read so I can know all this stuff". OMG. Finally a correlation as to why reading is important and why he has to learn and why we try so hard with him.
I am so excited I wanted to share. Not only that he is starting to understand WHY he should read but because he was excited to learn something new (trivia) and look it up.
Anyone elses kiddos learning something new or making strides?