However, what did surprise us was how Teo managed to learn and recall his letter sounds and how quickly he was able to blend them together to read simple words.
Soon he was trying to read the words in his environment and managing to remember tricky words, too. The Project X readers that we use in class to support early readers have a section for adults to read and a section for the children to read. Soon Teo was reading a lot of the adult section, too!
Teo, at just 4 years old, has incredible phonemic awareness and is always motivated to read. It is fantastic to see him excel in something he really enjoys!