Thursday, February 10, 2011
I cannot remember when I started reading but I have friends with children that are 4 and 5 that are already reading...and little Brian is 6. I am afraid he is behind, because he cannot read yet. He loves his math homework and hates reading and spelling... I want to make it fun for him so we have been trying to read every night. I ended up buying James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl, because it is currently showing at Theater Works in Peoria (plus it was one of my favorites as a kid). The idea is we are going to read a few chapters per night and hopefully finish the book right before the last showing of the play and I will take them. I asked my brother and Kenny to read too, so we each read a chapter. It was adorable how excited the boys got (especially Jacob) that their dad and uncle were reading to them. The men found this a perfect opportunity to add a little ad-lib into the story about behavior... My brother was so hilarious doing the mean Aunt's voices when he read. It is hard to keep their attention since this their first chapter book and there really aren't very many pictures, but we will keep trying!