Addie’s advent gift for today was a book. Hobby Lobby has little books that are for beginning readers. They are numbered . . #1 is the easiest. I included two that are #1 level and one that is #2 level on various days of her gifts. The only reason I got #2 is because it was a unicorn book.
Nicole called this morning and she was so excited. She said they had a few extra minutes before school so she asked Addie if she wanted Nicole to read the book to her. Addie said “I’ll read it to you!” Nicole said she stumbled over a few words but she read it! Then she wanted to read it to George so she read it to him. Nicole said “I’m not sure I like this! She’ll be able to read everything I write!”
Nicole she was going on and on about how nice it was that Addie could read. Addie said “I don’t really like reading!” Nicole said “Oh, Addie! Books are wonderful. They will take you to amazing places!” I told Nicole . . she’s probably packing her suitcase thinking books are literally going to take her some place. 🙂
If she’s been read to as much as I think she has, she’ll become a reader, in all probability. She loves books and stories, but it’s still work for her. As it becomes easier, she’ll enjoy it even more. And sometimes, they just have to find the right genre.
For about the thousandth time, I read that comment about Ads on your blog being from SheKnows, and I realize I almost never see an ad here!
Nelle Coursey says
LOL yes you can’t be too literal for kids! They don’t understand that it will take you places in your mind and not physically. I have always loved books and I love to read. It is good she is reading all those words already. Tell Nicole all she has to do it write in cursive and she can’t read it. They are not even teaching cursive writing any more.