Thursday, July 30, 2009

A Magical Reading Moment

One of my favorite parts of the day is bedtime. Not because I am so exhausted, but because it is the perfect time for me to snuggle up with my little guy and enjoy a good book. For the past couple of years we have been reading two books each night and Colby always selects the books. We go to the Smiths Grove Library once a week and he chooses 20 books for us to enjoy.

On a recent trip to the library I picked up one of the Magic Tree House books just to give it a try. Colby was fascinated by the book. He was a little upset that there were not pictures on every page, but when there were no pictures to look at, he stared at my face so intently that I got tickled! I always read with lots of emotion and voice inflection and he loves it. When we finished Mummies in the Morning he immediately said, "Can we read it again?" I was thrilled!

So later today we are off to the library to choose some new books and pick up a couple for of the Magic Tree House series. I am so happy to see my little guy have an early love of reading!


Heather said...

That's great! We do the reading thing too before bed. I tried one book a few months ago that had no pics. Trent was all ears but it was harder to keep Trace's attention. Trent loved getting those Junie B. books from school.