Wednesday, May 19, 2010
The Book Monster
No bed, chair, or even floor is safe anymore. The monster has been born. Can't tell you how proud that makes me.
I swear I used to do this very thing myself (still do sometimes, even). This girl of mine is an absolute mini-me.
She will read aloud on her own while I listen on to see how she is progressing and to help her along with difficult words and though Andrew seems to be happily playing in a different room, whenever Corynn gets to a "good" part, you will hear the thumps of racing little feet to check out the pictures.
I can't believe how well she is progressing! She is no longer intimidated by little print and large pages and will gladly pick up and start to read a book even if it lacks pictures. That was a big step-before she was too intimidated by it. She can read many 5-6 syllable words with ease and I think as she reads along, how difficult some words are phonetically but that she glides right through them. But mostly, I just love to see her nose buried in a book without me suggesting it. It isn't for school anymore, it is for HER. So great. So, so great.
Her latest love is a rediscovered Christmas gift from our bookshelves, in which she has been lost for two days. It is really a lovely compilation of stories. I see there is also one on Heroes. Maybe that will have to be next on our list...