My son has been slowly been working on blending…some days he has no problems and then other days it is as if we have gone backwards a few steps. But today he read the first Bob book. “Mat sat. Sam sat. Mat sat on Sam.” etc. I’m sure many of you have seen this book. Certainly thrilling times, but I’ve forgotten how painful this beginning reader stage can be. I used to agonize over my daughter’s lack of fluency, but now she just flies through chapter books. So, I am anticipating the sounding every word out phase will last for a while and this time I shall try not to stress about it.