I haven't pushed my oldest into reading/writing--but just this week she's broken the code and we're flying through things! We're using Saxon Phonics, so she's had the basis for awhile now. We also do a TON of reading. I am glad that she's motivated to do this, as I don't have the energy to prod her along. Plus, I find it needlessly unnecessary and a bit stressful to own it for her--I want her [each of them, actually] to desire to learn. I'm so THANKFUL she's owning it for herself. And from the shots above, you can see that the other two are owning theirs as well. (I let them each choose what they wanted to do--the boy chose playdoh and the sweetiegirl chose cut, paste & color.)
How is your day going? What things are you getting into?