Sunday, January 13, 2013

Baby steps to literacy

This is a very short video, but I love what it means. It's the first time one of my kids has realized that what's on the page of a book represents something in the world. They're read to a LOT, and generally seem to like the rhythm of the story and want to eat the pages, but haven't previously seemed to have much awareness that the images and words on a page mean something. Today, while my mom was reading Pat the Bunny to Eleanor, she got it. She looked in the little mirror, and touched the daddy's scratchy beard, and laughed at the boy playing peekaboo, because she seemed to suddenly realize that the game he was playing in the book is the same game she loves to play with us, and that the things Grandma was saying were related to the things in the book.

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