Saturday, September 3, 2011
the little boy who loves to read
This video was from a couple of weeks before 1st grade started. Big M is reading the prayer book that Little M received as a gift. We are amazed at his ability to read and his love of it! He has certainly taken after his Daddy. He may even rival his Daddy's collection of books in a few years.
And lately, his favorite things to read are military books, knights, and anything to do with battles. On his first library day at school, he borrowed WWI and WWII books. On the second week, he brought home another WWII book and Knights book. One of his daily homework is to either read or be read to for at least 15 minutes a day. He surpasses that by as much as 4x on some days.
I know that there are a lot of kids out there who hates reading, so I am very appreciative of my little man's love it. I am also hoping that his sisters take after him. But I don't think it would be a problem. There are plenty of times when both J and K go to bed with a couple of books and "read" them in bed. Daddy loves to encourage all of them, too. Don't even ask how much money he spends on them every time there is a book fair. In fact, Big M has learned that it is better for him to ask his Daddy to take him to the book fair rather than me because he is likelier to come home with more books.