Sunday, May 24, 2015
Born to Read?
Ali was playing with her books a couple days ago and she actually started flipping through Guess How Much I Love You. The book is actually the right direction, she's flipping the pages nicely, and her expression is thoughtful. If I were a different kind of person, I would post this on Facebook bragging about how my baby can read at nine months old. If I were a really dishonest person, I would create some type of Your Baby Can Read program, and use this picture as proof that it works.
But I'm an honest person. Ali isn't reading at 9 months. She won't read at 3 years, and I'll be happy if she can read simple books in kindergarten or first grade. Babies aren't born to read, they are born to be read to. I read to my Ali, and that's why she likes books. She likes the bright pictures, the smooth pages, and the sound of my voice.
And books taste pretty amazing too.