I am pretty sure that Johanna's first full sentence was, "read to you". she said it meaning ; "read to me"
This kid LOVES books! she was beyond simple board books before she was 1. I read the book C is for cookie before every nap and who knew that if read a book over and over it can actually make you nauseaus and even thinking about that book years later you will get queasy all over again.
A friend gave me the book Stellaluna as baby gift when she was born. We read it many nights and it soon became a favorite. I read this to her while she was in my lap on the glider chair. She wasn't even 1. she loved it (and still does) and I can still do most of it by heart.
For her 2nd birthday she received her 1st "chapter' book, The sign on Rosie's door" from Rachel, chloe and Ellie. It quickly became her favorite and we read it almost every night. I knew so many of her books by heart that I could read them outloud while falling asleep. Me falling asleep that is...not her! she has never fallen asleep listenning to a book and I often wonder if that is just in the movies.
Now we are into longer chapter books. We have read, charlotte's web. The mouse and the motorcycle, James and the giant peach, Wizard of Oz , The Lion the witch and the wardrobe and of course,Alice in wonderland and Through the looking glass.
I like the nightly chapter books and often if I am working at night I ask Johanna to have daddy read a different book b/c I want to hear the next chapter, too.
the cool thing is that I am reading a lot of classic stories and we try to read the story beofre we see the movie.
Some times this works out great. We compared the book version of Alice in wonderland to the Disney movie and to another live action version of through the looking glass. Other times it is probably best to stick to the movie versions. I don't mean like how we both preferred the movie Wizard of oz to the book version but more like I how scarred my daughter for life reading the real Hans Christian Andersen version of "The little Mermaid"
I had no idea the real version contained bloody feet, sharp knives unrequited love, death and such sorrow.
Sure some argue that the Disney version is sexist and yeah the little mermaid disobeyed her father...which she did NOT do in the book but the real version is downright creeepy.
This homeschooling is giving me a real education as well.
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