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Let’s Read!

let's read!

About two months ago, I started reading nursery books with Little Edison. After our flashcards session, we will spend about 10 minutes reading these books. Sometimes we skip our flashcards so that we can have more time reading both English and Chinese books.

We lay a mattress in our bedroom as our reading corner. It is cozy, quiet and away from distractions. I read at a leisurely pace with pauses here and there. Little Edison will chime in on a word now and then. I will turn the pages and he will point to the pictures or words. We cuddle up, laugh, relax and enjoy our reading.

I realize that our reading session helps to boost his confidence to speak and read along with me. It is also an excellent bonding time for me and Edison.

 

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Huey Ling
    September 17, 2009 at 11:32 AM

    Edison is a really attentive boy. He can sit down to listen attentively to you. I tried so many times on flashcards on George. The moment I take out the flash cards, he will just snatch them from me and try to twist and turn the cards. sigh… regarding story books, when I try to read to him, he will try to turn the pages and will teat them. It is really hard to start all these on George.

    • Reply
      Emily
      September 21, 2009 at 10:24 AM

      Hi HL,
      It takes time, be patient and keep trying… Once we draw out their interests in books and flash cards, they will pay attention and start the learning process… 🙂

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