Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Love for Reading

I have loved reading to Barrett since he was born...My mom (an amazing elementary school teacher) read to my sister and I so much as we were growing up.I want to pass that love for reading on to my little boy...

So the beginning of our reading journey started with Barrett just laying in my arms,
not really caring what I was reading, then he began to hit the little books, and babble
while we read, and then he would chew on the books, and drool on them, and now he sits up and I try to read them with much inflection in my voice and even act out some of the words, he flaps his little arms, interacts with me, claps his little hands, and gets totally excited!

I want to remember some of our favorite books we read together in this first year!

This is one of MY personal favorites!
Its based on Psalm 139... How your little one is "fearfully and wonderfully made!"
Its based on the theme...

My favorite part:

"Not once had there been such eyes,
such a nose,
such silly, wiggly wonderful toes.
In fact, I think I'll count to three
so you can wiggle your toes for me."

(I always tickle B's toes and he wiggles them around and laughs!
yeah, its pretty cute!)

This is one of Barrett's favorite books!
We sing the Barnyard dance song...
"Stomp your feet
Clap your hands
Everybody ready for the barnyard dance!!"

Wanting to pass a love fore reading and learning to my little cutie pie!!

More of our favorite books to come....

"The more that you read the more things you will know. The more that you learn to more places you'll go!"

Dr. Seuss


Kate Van said...

i love the 'on the night you were born' book as well!

Anonymous said...

Barnyard Dance was one of our favorites, too! Still is :)