Wednesday, July 09, 2008

I'll tell you who sank the boat!

You may recall that Elijah responded to Who Sank the Boat? with great interest when we first began reading it to him a year ago. He now knows it well enough that he can read it to himself.


If you didn't know any better, you would think he was reading it, as he is word-perfect. But the tell-tale sign for us is that his eyes don't always focus on the words as he's reciting. What is interesting though, is that he uses the pictures as a visual prompt. If he skips a page, he doesn't say what comes next in the story, he says the words that appear on that page. In fact, more often than not, he now says, "Oops! Skipped a page!" and goes back to where he should be.

No matter how independent he gets, he still loves having it (and other books) read to him.

3 comments:

quilly said...

He's a smart one!

Anonymous said...

Helen,

Elijah's hair is getting really long. I think it's almost as long as Shane's.

I love the curls too, but you know what's got to happen soon ;)

- glitterfairy

smp said...

I'd just like to point out that it's a horrible photo of me and I actually look slightly less cadaverous in real life.

Slightly.

Hair usually looks cleaner too. Not neater. Just cleaner.