And a kitten named Puff.
My boys, tho twins, had very different learning skills. One did well with phonics, generally recognizing the word once he sounded it out. The other couldn't seem to get it that way but if told the word 1 time he had it thanks to excellent memory. That memory helped him with multiplication too. His brother grasped the concept 3x2= 3 groups of two, or vice versa and he wanted to understand that, but he ended up memorizing the times table because it came easier to him.yes, looking back poor way to teach. Phonics is how my children learned to read and helping them improved my reading, still spell terrible