******I'm thankful that each of my five grandchildren's parents are encouraging literacy from an early age. I was on grandma duty last week so allow me to share some pictures and videos I've accumulated over the years.
|At a few days old, Eleanor Edgar was introduced to Sandra Boynton.|
Two years later, she's still a fan.
At ten months, Eleanor was "selecting" books.
Now she plays alphabet games with her Mommy,
enjoys independent reading,
and shares books with her dog.
Her cousin Libbie Kasten enjoyed reading DON'T LET THE BEDBUGS BITE by Niki Masse Schoenfeldt in the car.
She memorized favorite books,
and wrote her name in the sand.
My grandson Mason Clark discovered that literacy includes receiving HOW TO CHEER UP DAD signed to him by Fred Kohler,
as well as reading Biscuit, a first reader all by himself.
Caitlin, Libbie's big sister, was extremely proud when she began reading chapter books. She loved the Princess Posey books by Stephanie Greene.
As well as writing her own book.
Caitlin actually told her parents that she hoped to major in reading when she goes to college. Her scientific/math-minded parents raised their eyebrows about that, but she is a girl after my own heart!
My oldest granddaughter, Ebby Clark, is in fourth grade and offered these two book reviews:
I'm delighted that my grandchildren have discovered through The Cousins Club that their Grandma LOVES books!
If you're not tired of videos yet, here is one more that will entertain the favorite toddler in your life:
As a parent or grandparent, how have you encouraged literacy? I'd love to hear your stories!