Teaching reading has been one area I struggle in. I don't feel that I am qualified and confident enough. My daughter struggled with reading until she was about 8 or 9, then somehow the love of reading kicked in and there's been no stopping her. She loves reading, and I love catching her up late reading with a flashlight. It makes this momma's heart swell with pride.
My son is 7 and he struggles with reading. I was thinking, "Oh, no! Not again." He's not a big fan of school in general, he enjoys riding his bike, kicking the soccer ball around, shooting his bow, climbing a tree, playing basketball, playing legos...basically anything that is not school. I try to get away from the workbooks occasionally and find other ways of teaching him to make learning a fun experience rather than a drudgery.
Recently, we were talking about how God sees everything. He asked me how I knew this, and I told him because the Bible says so. His response? "Show me." So, I did. And now every time we are discussing something about God (which is often!), he wants to know where it is in the Bible.
One of the awesome things about our curriculum is the Bible memorization. Every workbook teaches a Bible verse. He is now looking up each verse in the Bible. This is teaching him not only to read, but also how to use the Bible by learning the order of the books, learning about chapters and verses, and so on.
But most importantly, it is teaching my son how to follow and please God.
"I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth."
3 John 1:4