Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Reading to Maiya

Maiya loves books. Lately seems like we're reading 10-15 books a day. Or actually, it's probably more like 5 books, 2-3 times a day each. For awhile I was reading the Monsters, Inc. books at least 4 times a day, and there are 4 of them. It's a good thing. Here's an embarrassing parenting moment:

Jenni & Tony on couch watching a DVD. Maiya yells from the bedroom:
MG: "Mommy, Daddy! Come reading a book in the bed!"
TO: "Maiya! Come out here and watch TV with mommy and daddy!"

Eek. I thought about that jacked-up message for a second and got up to go read to Maiya. (See video below)

Maiya's favorite book right now which she has memorized is "Carrot Soup." We got it from the Little Tokyo Library. The cool thing is that using the library is free. Here'a a list of books we currently have checked out from two different libraries:

Carrot Soup (#1 most requested)
Smiley Shark (#2 most requested)
Hands are not for Hitting
No More Diapers for Ducky
From the Garden: A Counting Book About Growing Food
What to Expect on the Potty
When I Feel Jealous
A Bed for Jed
Does a Yak Get a Haircut?

Actually, the last 3 are for an assignment in my Literacy for Young Children class I'm taking. They're bibliotherapy books, meaning that they help children with issues they might be facing--or healing through reading. And, here's a video of me and Maiya reading the current #1 favorite: "Carrot Soup" by John Segal.

1 comment:

WEb said...

Thanks for some of these book suggestions! I should spend some more time browsing the public library selections too.