"Reading aloud with children is known to be the single most important activity for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for learning to read."
— Marilyn Jager Adams
Robotson and I took a break this week. I thought he might be relieved to not have a book going, but instead he misses it. Yay! I suggested he start something on his own, but he's still not interested in reading to himself. I worried quite a bit about this resistance to reading, but after this week I don't think I have any reason to be concerned. Even though I have never implied I would stop reading to him at any point, I think he worries that he'll lose that time with me. He won't.
We started the week off with The Princess and the Pea. I love Lauren Child. Her style is so much fun, from interesting fonts to using photographs of a three dimensional world instead of just drawings.
Dimples received Cinderella's Party Night from my cousin for her birthday. We haven't listened to the cd that came with
it yet, but the story is cute. Any retelling of a princess story is a big hit in our house.
Things Are. The girls didn't seem that interested, but maybe after a few more readings.
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