Well, i guess it finally clicked. For a bit of quiet time this evening, i sat down with Fran and the first of the new Flying Boot books – she read me it really quite nicely (having finished the first StudyDog earlier) and then said “I just want to read more and more.” So i found a few Ladybird books and we read “Goldilocks” and then “Sly Fox and Red Hen” which she managed really well and then for a finale, she read (almost flawlessly) a Ladybird “Read it yourself” of Jack and the Beanstalk to Max, which had 50 (yes FIFTY) pages with probably 30-50 words per page.
And she’s gone to bed with a stack of books under her arm and i could hear her reading “The Elves and the Shoemaker” to Maddy and Amelie.
Its enough to make me cry.
AND Josie rolled half over!