Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Book worm

I'm so glad we started reading to Elijah early. He has already developed excellent habits for story time. He sits quietly and looks at the pictures and will follow the words if I point to them. Sometimes he'll help turn the pages and sometimes he will close the book to have a look at the front cover again. You can tell that he loves story time.

Even with his cloth and board books that are more for play than reading, he will turn pages and look at them instead of merely chewing.

Elijah is read to at least once a day. He always gets a book at bedtime (usually three unless he's super tired and stroppy) and often gets one before each nap during the day as well, depending on what's happening. I've found that reading to him during the day helps to settle him and he goes to sleep much easier for his naps.

Some of Elijah's favourites are Where's My Cow by Terry Pratchett, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr Seuss and Where is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox.

ETA photo 30/01/07
Daddy reads Can't You Sleep, Little Bear? to Elijah

2 comments:

quilldancer said...

Yay to reading early! Elijah will graduate at the top of his class!

The Mumma said...

That's what we're aiming for. We figure the combination of genetics and a nurturing environment where education is valued will give him the ability to succeed at school and in life.