Monday, December 19, 2011

Promoting baby literacy.


Jim's book shelf. Not yet overflowing, but soon...

Our living room has three overflowing bookshelves. The spare room has one. The closet in the computer room is almost completely filled with books that won't fit on our shelves. We like books, Noah and I, and we'd like Jim to like books too, so we're getting started early.


DONE with this page; NEXT please.

To that end, we read to him a LOT. He gets a story every night before bed, sometimes before naps, and at random times throughout the day. My His favorites are Goodnight Moon, Is Your Mama a Llama, Beowulf, and anything by James Herriott. He also gets more than his share of grown-up books. If he's around while we're reading, more often than not he gets read to.* I dread the day when his listening comprehension is good enough that we can't read Stephen King or George R.R. Martin out loud to him any more.


M-O-O-N, that spells appropriate for children.


*Take a look at THAT grammar. You can tell we're literary types, right?

3 comments:

Emmaline said...

Very impressive. Jim will be diagramming sentences in no time. :)

Rosa said...

I hate diagramming sentences, but Noah is really good at it! I think that the bookshelf will be too small soon. Oma loves to give books.

Ma II said...

And Ma has about 2 dozen books to give to you when you come visit...Gathered from yard sales and thrift stores. Oh, the boy will never be without a good book if Oma and Ma have anything to do with it...