We L-O-V-E love reading in this house. I’ve been reading to the kids since before they were born. It was very important to me to foster a love of reading. All of my kids love to read and be read to.
Olivia’s been “reading” books for a while now; she memorizes them and can recite what’s on each page. But recently she’s been actually reading! She does much better when it is words in isolation; sentences are still pretty difficult for her. But she’s getting there! At school they’ve been working on pointing to the words as she says them to help her learn to truly read.
Here’s a video of Olivia reading “What Will the Fat Cat Sit On?” to her kindergarten buddy (how cool is that?) and to her aide, Mrs. D. If you listen really closely, at about minute 2 of reading to her aide, right after the chicken part, she takes a break to fart. Classy lady, my girl. Hey, she has two brothers, what can I say? It made me laugh til my stomach hurt. Especially because she looks at Mrs. D like “Did you hear that?” and Mrs. D just keeps on going. That’s why I love her teachers so.
The video is really long but just in case you wanted to see her read the whole book, I left the whole thing on there. If you just want a snippet, you can quit after a minute or so…I won’t ever know! 😉