Kids all learn (are taught) to read at different rates and by different means.

With all the phonics books, websites, and theories out there…

I still doubt there’s a better approach than sitting down with them and playing with something like Bananagrams.

“Furball”? That’s an old nickname of mine wielded by my golf jabronis.

And “Little Grunt” is from a book she just read. My wife and kids absolutely love that author – Tommy dePaula.

Of course Dad was right about the spelling:


…and there are only 34 total letters. Click the link above for the background info on this ridiculous word.