Saturday, January 2, 2010

Readers are leaders!

Joshua has gone through several phases with books. He used to just sit there and look at page after page as we flipped through them with him. For awhile, Joshua requested book after book, only to cast it aside after we got through a page or two. After that, his fascination was not with reading the books but with pulling them all off of the shelf time and again. And if I dared try to put them back on the shelf with him around, it would just remind him to do it again! Things are a little more fun these days as he will pull down a book and sit in his room flipping through it by himself... imagine that! We had a couple of rough weeks of lots of fussing and "neediness," but over the past few days, Joshua has shown us that he can go into his own little world. It is so sweet to hear him "reading" and talking up a storm to himself. Who knows what is going on in that little head of his?! I just try to stay quiet and listen so as not to distract him!

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