Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Bedtime Stories

I have attempted reading to Amelia on several occasions, more for my benefit than hers, but tonight she was paying attention. Amelia and I read 2 board books tonight, "The Big Red Barn" and "Baa Baa La La La". I have read, "The Big Red Barn" to her so many times now I have it nearly memorized. When I read it I point to the animals and make their sounds. Amelia is usually looking at the wall paper or my face and or whining to stand on my lap. Tonight she was poking at the pictures and actually helped turn the pages. (See in the picture to the above.) It was SO much fun. I think Amelia was more interested in turning the pages than the story. So we "read" aka turned the pages of the book 3 or 4 times through. I didn't care, we had our first interactive story time. I am so excited and hope she has an interest in reading like Guy and I do. It kept her attention for about 10 -15 minutes. I am impressed!

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

We started reading with Lily this early. 3 books at nap and 3 at bedtime. And many, many throughout the day. I think the practice will help form the attention. Now look at Lily... She read at 4 1/2 and breezed into chapter books. It pays off, even if you don't think they paying attention.