In Mini’s closet, I’ve kept a Rubbermaid container full of little readers like Bob books and Hooked on Phonics that have been handed down to me over the years. She’s been playing online games at Starfall.com (and More Starfall, which is a paid subscription that I love) for a while but she has had no interest in reading the little books before this week.
The bedtime routine has been extended (she knows how to work it!) and we’re having some fun together as a family at night. Here are some pictures that I took of her reading her first books cover-to-cover. 🙂
She loves having her time in the spotlight. Feeling super confident and proud of her new book reading abilities, she didn’t think twice about pulling down two books from the big bookshelf last night. Of course, these are books she can’t read on her own yet, but it didn’t phase her. We were sitting as her captive audience on the couch and she loved it.
After a grand presentation, she took a vote, then decided on the one she wanted to read in the first place.
But she felt sorry for us based on our disappointment that we didn’t get to read about Farmer Brown. So she picked up the book again and said, “okay, your wish will now come true.”
She is the funniest little girl.