Monday, November 10, 2008
Isn't Reading Amazing!
As I've watched my 2 1/2 year old daughter, Emmy, embark on the journey of literacy, I have been utterly and truly amazed. Among my amazements are: the way she holds a book, the way she handles the pages, the way she points to objects in a book, the way she acknowledges the characters and understands their plight, the way her voice raises and lowers in tempo as she reads, the way her face lights up with each new book adventure. I have always loved books and am absolutely delighted to be sharing this love with my daughter. As a teacher of young children, I have been lucky enough to be surrounded by wonderful authors and illustrators of children's literature. Now I get to experience these books again only this time with my precious baby girl. I can still remember when Emmy first used her hands to turn the pages in a book that we were reading. She was just two months old - it brought tears to my eyes. My hope with this blog is to create a place where I can store these memories and share them with others.