I try to be sure to read to Ethan before naps and bedtimes, every day. He’s starting to understand the concept of voice to print matching and gets that a spoken word=a word on the page.
So, lately he’s been doing a lot of
what’s that say? when he sees print somewhere, as well as, pointing out signs that he knows.
Applebees!! Mommy wook! Applebees!
This afternoon, while finishing the story, he informed me that now he was going to read it and snatched the book from me. He proceeds to say various things that he remembers from the story and then asks me what a certain page said.
I responded with “I think it says that it’s time to stop procrastinating and go to sleep”
To which he wittily responded, while tapping the words on the page:
“no, no, no… It say ‘Ethan take too many naps already. He no go to bed. Mommy is a bum.’ Dat what it say mommy!