Our 6-year old son, Liam, is beginning to read, and last night he wanted to copy some homework his 8-year old brother, Grady, had a few weeks ago. Grady was tasked with organizing his Halloween candy in like-groups, and writing down each group's name and the number of candies in that group.
Last night Liam did the sorting and counting without any problem, but Colleen handled the writing. She had Liam sound out as much of the candy name as he could, and he got about 50% of them right. When he got to a "fun-sized" 3 Musketeers bar, we had to help him with "Musketeers. " When he put the two words together, he started vigorously squishing the candy bar. I asked him what he was doing, and he said, "I don't feel 3 candy bars in here." Poor kid felt cheated.