The Mystery of Un-Learning

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Have you ever deeply pondered the mystery of learning to read? We take some shapes that we are told are called letters, bunch them together and call them words. Then we string different words together and call them a thought – a sentence.

It’s amazing how the human brain takes in information from varying sources (input), processes it then tells us what to do with it (output).

Many times, we take for granted the things that are easy for us to accomplish. Reading is no exception to that rule.

What would you do if you suddenly lost the ability to decipher what’s written on a paper or in a book? Click on this link and listen to or read about a kindergarten teacher’s experience with exactly that challenge:

I like her indomitable spirit and how she developed a system of reading through writing.

What experience in your son’s or daughter’s like caused you to come up with a creative solution?