Here's a little video capturing Benjamin progressing in his reading abilities. He can read simple words now & can blend sounds, although not always correctly. Here, he's reading a delightful book called "Are you my mother?" which really tickles him with the funny story & nice illustrations.
As with Daniel, we started off by recognising the alphabets (2years old), then by learning/memorising 1-letter and 2-letter words (2.5years old). Then 3-letter words, then 4-letters (3years old). Then, we moved to blending sounds and now he's reading based on a combination of memorisation of words as well as blending sounds. ^__^