Saturday, June 8, 2013


Two nights ago, we were all in Audrey's room getting ready for bed and Josh told Audrey we would continue reading the next chapter of "James and the Giant Peach". She didn't want to read that though, she wanted to read "Peter Pan", even though we've already read the whole book twice. So Josh told her she could read Peter Pan if she wanted, and he'd read James and the Giant Peach. When he started reading, she held up her book and said, "blah blah gooblah blah blah blah". When he stopped reading, she stopped. When he started up again, she started reading again. This went on for a while and then he stopped reading entirely and she kept on until finally she closed the book and declared, "THE END". It was such a funny and new thing.
She has memorized a few of her favorite books, too. One night, after reading "If You Give a Pig a Pancake" twice, Audrey asked me to read it again and I told her she should try to read it on her own. So she turned to the first page and said the words. Flipped to page two, recited the story...and on for about 6 pages into the book! I was so surprised! She's also memorized "Brown Bear Brown Bear" and a couple others. I love hearing her "read" and I can't wait until she really sees the words and knows what they mean. I guess all this reading we do has been good for her after all! I hope we can instill the same love of books in JJ that Audrey already has.

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