Friday, November 14, 2008
I've been noticing that Maya is very good at learning the words we aren't stressing and ignoring the ones we are. For example, I've been stressing the word "book" since she was, oh, two weeks old. My professional pride was riding on that being her first word. Nope. But she will walk up to us and say, "Reeuuuu," which is her version of "read".
Say Daddy!, by Michael Shoulders and illustrated by Teri Weidner, is about just this phenomenon. Each family member reads to the new baby and at the end says, "Say Daddy" or "Say Nana." But baby doesn't comply.
Finally, the baby comes out with "Book." Everyone is pleased, though Daddy just won't give up.
There is a lot of text here, so I'd say this one is a little long for preschoolers.
Here's Maya showing off her reading skills and Mama's first attempt at pigtails.