November 7th, 2012By: HeatherComments: 6
“Mama, tonight I’m gonna read the story to you.”
November 7th, 2012 at 12:44 am
Does she make up a story to go with the pictures? It’s cute when they do that.
My two year old is still at the 2 word sentence stage, but she tries to “read” books by remembering which words go with which page and repeating them. It’s pretty amazing how many words she matches to the correct page!
November 7th, 2012 at 1:03 am
Annie and I have read this book a zillion times, so she actually has the whole thing memorized! But with books she isn’t familiar with, she totally makes up stories. I love it!
November 7th, 2012 at 9:18 am
Awww. I bet it’s adorable! 🙂
November 7th, 2012 at 3:40 am
So cute! This reminds me of a story my mom loooooves to tell–I used to make anyone in my general vicinity read the same books over and over again (I’m sure this sounds familiar to you…) Once when I was about Annie’s age, my uncle got tired of reading the same book 10 times in a row, so he said, “Why don’t you read to me this time?” I agreed and we sat down on the couch together. Then, when we opened the book, I looked up at him and said, “Now you read the words and I’ll read the pictures.” Lol Annie looks like she’s much kinder than I was, actually reading the words to you 🙂
November 7th, 2012 at 5:30 am
It is awesome she loves to read! To encourage and foster reading, don’t forget to take her to live theater. Children’s theater is so good to help her develop the cadence of language and to improve comprehension. It also helps with the ability to sustain focus. Theater, in particular, over movies is so great because a lot of the dialogue is exaggerrated, really stressing a conversational tone. If you have a local children’s theater, start there. Usually performances are about an hour, with no intermission.She is definitely not too young, start early and you will have a great reader and lover of theater!
November 7th, 2012 at 5:03 pm
This reminds me of when my second daughter was barely four and she was reading me the book The Friendly Beasts which is a very old Christmas carol and I was just half listening because it has a lot of repetition and I figured she had just memorized it so wasn’t too impressed ….until… she picked up another book we had never read and started reading to me!!! I was so excited!! Still amazed at how she taught herself to read!! Now, she is an English major and writer/editor and loves the written word. Love the way that worked out!!! I bet Annie will be an early reader, too!
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