Snowden surprised me early this month with his ability to READ! I had no idea- one day he just read one of Katie's flashcards to me. The first official word: CAN. (I love that "Can" was his first word. Of course I am assuming he was thinking of the verb form not the noun.) Since then he has been reading everything in sight. Last night (12/21/09) he read 5 of the first "Hooked on Phonics" books.