I can’t express how happy the above photo makes me. I love to read and I wanted so badly for Jenna to love to read. And she does! And I am forever thankful. It wasn’t that long ago that I couldn’t get Kylie to sit still for a book but now, she loves her books and we read at least 3 before bed at night.
Back when we were struggling with sleep issues, we were told to pick a couple books and read the same ones every night. We ended up with Goodnight Moon, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and usually a Bible story. Over time, Goodnight Moon has been retired and in it’s place is Llama Llama Red Pajama. We went through about 3 Bible story books and then retired those. Now, we do Alexander, Llama Llama, The Kissing Hand, Here Comes Trouble, There’s a Mouse About the House and Just In Case You Ever Wonder with some variations. If she falls asleep before we get through them all, I stop.
Anyway, she really likes to read and point to pictures and talk to me about them. The other day I didn’t think I could take another night of Alexander or Llama Llama so I put them back in the bookshelf buried between all the other books so she can’t find them. A few nights later, she finishes getting her PJs on and walks over to the bookshelf, finds BOTH books and pulls them out. Then proceeds over to the stack of nightly reading books, pulls out the ones she doesn’t like and put the replacements in there. My girl is SMART!
I love that Kylie likes to be read to. We try and talk about the pictures and drawings in the book and they all facilitate her speech progression. The girls in this house love to read and it make my heart happy.