Monday, August 6, 2007

It's my blog and I can brag if I want to!

As I have said before Jake is an avid reader!

His favorite toy is a book, or lots of them.

Tonight before he went to bed I stacked up all of the books he had pulled out in the last hour. There were about 24 out.

(he is approaching the stack fast, it toppled over about 10 seconds after this picture was snapped)

An hour later there were at least 30 or more books out. We keep a large supply of books in our living room so Jake can read anytime he wants. Plus he has just as many in his bedroom, which I believe are all on the floor right now. He has something against anything staying on a shelf.

And he will read, all by himself. He will sit down with a book, open all the pages and tell the story, aloud, to himself. I love watching him.

He will leave several books on the coffee table, couch, fireplace, floor, open to a page. He will never close the books and often will leave 4-5 books out on the coffee table open to a specific page.

If you look closely on this book you can see 3 books on the table behind him open.

For some reason, Jake thinks that I am the only person in the house who knows how to ACTUALLY read a book. He will not ever take a book to Donnie to read, but will always bring me books, upon books to read.

He will grab my hand, open it, and then shove the book in my hand.

I'm glad he's a reader and loves books. I think it makes him "smart." I love watching him build his imagination!

I hope this phase never ends.

1 comment:

Guinevere Meadow said...

That is so great that he loves reading!! Kudos to you for encouraging that!