We were reading Owl Moon (thanks, Heidi!) this evening, and Katherine seemed game to try sounding out a few words. With a bit of help, she got “song,” and then she remembered that that is part of her name: “Birdsong is cool because we often hear music and we often see birds!” (Nathaniel: vigorous nodding)
“Cool”??? Oh well. At least she likes her middle name and recognizes compound words . . .