I have been doing a lot of reading to little J this week.
On Wednesday's we take Jam and Boo to their piano lessons and we get to spend one hour alone. It is a special time and I try to make sure he enjoys it. Sometimes we head to the 'Pirate park' - to pretend to be 'Pirates' (most Mothers of three year old boys will understand). However this last week we went to the library.
Little J chose a huge pile of books and since it was raining we asked if we could sit in the back room and read. (We get a little too noisy to sit in the rocking chair in the children's section).
His eye therapy makes it hard to sit still and read at the moment so a book has to really capture his attention.
I thought I would share a few that we have read OVER and OVER this week.
They are not in any particular order - however I will let you know I saved his FAVORITE for last.
Press Here by Herve Tullet
I didn't know if he would like this one, but following the directions made it fun and unusual. He loved the way the dots look like they move all over the page.
I Spy with My Little Eye by Edward Gibbs
Little J loved this book he liked looking through the hole. He was very pleased with himself as he guessed them all correctly.
Hugless Douglas by David Melling - This was a very sweet read and as a bonus I got a HUGE hug at the end of the book.
Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow? Susan A Shea and paintings Tom Slaughter
This book brought little J to fits of giggles. He loved it and really participated answering the questions. As the book progress he laughed more. It was fun to see him enjoying it.
Dog in Boots by Greg Gormley. Little J loved this one. He thought it was a very silly thing to see a dog wearing boots.
This book The Brave Cowboy by Joan Walsh Anglund was by far little J's favorite this week. We have read it over and over and over. Daddy has read it, Boo has read it, Jam has read it.
It shows that a book doesn't have to be bright and colorful to grab their attention or imagination. In fact this book is done in a black sketch style with very cute pictures and then the 'pretend play' is drawn in red. Any boy who has ever dressed up as a 'Cowboy' would love this book.
Little J has just come up and grabbed 'The Brave Cowboy' and started to read it to himself - very cute.