For some time now, Sera has been proudly telling anyone who asks her name that she is Sera S E R A 3. Somehow her age became part of it, too. She would scream with excitement everytime she saw those letters in any order anywhere.
Whenever she finds herself with paper and crayon, pencil, or pen, she starts to "write". She always asks us to write her name, and she would then scribble all around it and tell us it was her name.
More recently, she's become fascinated, almost to the point of obsessed, with letters. She has these letters that stick to the side of the tub when they get wet, and she and daddy would play with them at every bath night.
At school, they've started working on writing letters. They've done L, E, F, and H.
The other day, Sera asked Jim which word was Ursula in The Little Mermaid and can now identify that word wherever she sees it.
Her favorite TV show is now Superwhy. She gets very excited when they find the super letters and shouts them out.
This morning, Jim headed down to the basement to check his email. He was gone maybe 10 seconds when Sera was calling down to ask if she could join him. She loves going down to his sanctum. While he was watching the morning news and working on the computer, she was sitting on his lap doodling on his notepad. To say he was shocked when he looked down to see what she had written would be an understatement.
I'm just amazed. She's three! Maybe this is what 3-year-olds do now. I can only go on my own experience, and I don't remember knowing anything before kindergarten. Even kindergarten was a half day of arts and crafts. We didn't try to learn our letters and begin reading until 1st grade. I know that kids are expected to come into 1st grade now already knowing how to read and write, but this still amazes me.
At this rate, she'll be reading by Christmas. Holy Cow!
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