There has been a lot of this going on lately… :) Every time I turn around she has her nose in a book!
On Monday, I went grocery shopping and Emma pulled out her book (Ramona and her Father) and read the entire time I shopped, glancing up once in awhile to make sure she was following the right person. It was too cute. I was even pushing one of those strollers with the toy cars attached to it and she turned it down.
*Stern expression* “NO more growing up, little girl!”
She was surprisingly proficient at walking and reading at the same time, especially for being the daughter of a klutz. I was a bookworm, too, but was constantly tripping over my too-large-for-my-body feet. :p
I’m so glad Emma is enjoying the books I have collected for her. I really didn’t expect her to be too enthralled with Ramona since they are pretty much opposites in personality (well, in many ways), but here she is picking up those books to read on her own!
I reorganized our bookshelf recently and there is now a row of chapter books for her to pick from including Charlotte’s Web, All-of-a-Kind Family, Betsy and Tacy, Pippi Longstocking, Ginger Pye, and more – this was a great move because now she heads over to “her shelf” often to see what she wants to read. I think Ramona appeals to her because Ramona is a spirited little girl with a mind of her own, a loving family, and her adventures are laugh-out-loud funny.
I’m really just thrilled that she is reading chapter books on her own without any prodding from me. :)
What books are your kids reading?