Monday, November 7, 2011
One thing we both felt strongly about was reading to our children from an early age. Wes is an avid reader and I pretty much despise it. I didn't want to pass that on to my children, so I made a point of immersing them in books from day one.
From the time he was old enough to hold his head up, Colin has loved books. Whether it was the delicious taste of the corners, the rippable pages, or the colorful pictues, he would eagerly climb in our laps for storytime.
It wasn't long before he had memorized half of his library of books (and that's a lot of books for those inquiring minds). He would correct us if we missed a word (no skipping pages with this one!) and help us if our minds started to wander. When my mom doesn't have her reading glasses, he helps her with the words she can't see.
He is a precious little boy with such a strong desire to learn. He's in an accelerated reading program at his school and although he successfully read the first book, his instructor sent a note home saying it appeared as if he had memorized it. Yep, he probably had. We've moved on to flashcards now and he's doing well with those.
The images like these just melt my heart and make me overcome with pride and joy!
**Disclaimer: The pictures might be blurry but the moment was far too precious to not be recorded!