I do not have a video of Emmy when she first started reading. The first day Emmy came to daycare, I was excited to help her learn to read her first books. She told me she did not want to learn to read. I said that we should just look at some books. After we looked at the first book, I said, "Now you try it." She did well continuing with the simple pattern of that book. I asked her if she wanted to read that book again or try a new one. She chose to reread it. I started a second book, and she caught on to the pattern and finished reading it. Again she chose to reread it, rather than starting a third book. After the rereading, we read the third book together. Again, she reread the third book. When her dad came to pick her up, the first thing she said to him was, "I learned to read today!"
Emmy, 5 years old, reads two of her favorite books, Bella and Rosie Trick or Treat, and Jumbo.