We've also played junior scrabble, Rye has read some of Marvel's "These are the Avengers" Level 1 reading book to me. Now I'm not pushing him to just done one page more, he's a lot more keen to read. And I've been ensuring I find time to read to Rye too, resulting in almost completing the 3rd Harry Potter book. I've relaxed my stance on screen time, so there's been a lot of Minecraft, videos and playing other games. Interestingly, when Rye showed me his stash of goodies in Minecraft, he was reading the labels to me "Cooked Chicken", "Pressure Plate" and so forth, I had to smile, right there organic reading.
Rye's father texted me the other night, so anxiety levels were once again raised, especially as after not a peep since Christmas, the first thing he wanted to know is how Rye's reading is coming along, and wrote Rye seemed very behind, and when was his 8yr old assessments etc. I assume he means the assessments that school kids take.
I did point out that comparing Rye's learning to a school kid's is not comparable, and that is quite common for HE kids not to read until 8-9yrs old. There's a faint wisp of amusement too; as bibliophile and degree educated person, it is rather inconceivable that I would raise an illiterate child. Never mind that Rye can read, and as the experiences increase where the ability to read well is useful, his fluency will increase.
Ah, life as a single parent and home educator. sigh