I don’t plop my kid in front of the television to learn to read. We tried Sesame Street way back when, but he’s not really into it much anymore. So we’re working on letters and reading the old fashioned way. By reading books together. Lots and lots of books. We also have magnetic letters on the fridge and alphabet blocks, so he knows his ABCs, but for his favorite stories, he has gotten pretty good at the plain memorization technique.
At minimum, we read two stories per day. One before his nap and one before bed. There are usually a couple others thrown in there, often during bathroom breaks (I’ll take the credit for teaching him that one). After he gets to know a book pretty well, he will take over the reading in parts. And I am totally loving being on the listening end.
I’m glad I decided to get the camera out the other night and record a bit for posterity.