Happy Keep Reading Fun Day! Before I forget, please remember to read this interview with Chieu Anh Urban and enter for a chance to win a copy of her newest book! That will certainly help keep reading fun!
|My son's latest favorite book to say,|
"Read it again, Mommy!"
And now on to today's "keep reading fun day" topic... "Read it again, Mommy!"
Have you ever heard these words? I have. Many times.
And, while they bring joy to my heart. I also have to admit that they can also drive me a bit...
They bring joy to my heart because they mean that I am raising children who love books. Hooray!!!
They drive me a bit crazy because... Eek! Do I really have to read that same book ONE MORE TIME?
Today I want to talk about why, yes, I do! I really do!
There are so many benefits to repeated readings. Especially for young ones like my little guy.
With every repeated reading, he is learning that favorite books tell the same wonderful story again and again and again (and again :o) ).
He is learning how wonderful and comforting a favorite book can be.
And, as we read the same book again and again, he is sometimes even learning to read a favorite book for himself.
"I read it myself," he tells me proudly. And he does.
He picks up his latest favorite, Baby Dance by Ann Taylor and Marjorie van Heerden, and he begins to sing it to me, just like I have been singing it to to him. He carefully turns the pages just like I do when I read to him.
And when I finish it he says, "I read it again!" And again and again and again! Hooray!
Do (or did) your kids like repeated readings? Which books were their all-time favorites?