Jake is 5 and learning to read. He points at a picture in a zoo book and says, "Look Mama! It’s a frickin’ elephant!"
Deep breath …
"What did you call it?"
"It’s a frickin’ elephant, Mama! Look, it says so right under the picture!"
and so it does …
"A f r i c a n Elephant"
Learning to read using phonics. Ain’t it wonderful?