Saturday, November 6, 2010


I can't seem to get my own comments to post, so in answer to Mom's question, "this" is Hueston bringing Corduroy for me to read. For three days, that was all he wanted to do.
Actually, today we read through most of the library books we checked out the other day - Dandelion and A Canary in the Library also by Don Freeman, parts of One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, What Daddies Do Best, and another one I can't remember. We also read Oh the Pets You Can Get, which was a present from Grandma (which should be no surprise to anyone who knows Janet). Hueston also really seemed to like Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
We did also read Corduroy several times, but it was nice to have a break - especially now that I have it memorized (along with The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Big Hungry Bear, and most of his Rhyme Bible Storybook).
Sometimes he hands me the book, waits until I open it, does a little happy dance when I turn to the first page ("Corduroy is a bear who once lived in the toy department of a big store..."), and then walks away as soon as I start to read. I've discovered that the best way to get him to come back from wherever he's gone is to stop reading. :)
I was glad for naptime, because my voice was getting a little tired. Hopefully, however, this means he will love reading as much as his mother does!

1 comment:

  1. I think it is genetic! I've heard that when the great-grandparents, grandparents, and parents are bookworms, especially on the maternal side, the child is 99.672% more likely to read early. Actually I made that up, but I do think it is significant, at least it was with my small and completely scientific study of 2 brilliant children, both of whom could read before they started school. I think I remember my Momma saying all 5 of us could also read early...For me it wouldn't have been too noticeable since I was nearly 7 by the time I started school due to a late birthday and no kindergarten at the time...and so shy no one at school would have found out anyway...still....