Babess has been watching her big brother learn to read, and has been picking up some tricks. I am going to try to film her “reading” a book, because it is delightful to see and hear.
She points to each word on the page as she speaks, and the cadence is the same as if she were slowly reading the words. But the story she tells is usually one of her own devising, based on the illustrations.
Yesterday she was reading Lynley Dodd’s “Slinky Malinki: Catflaps” in the car, and she had a marvellous conversation going between Scarface Claw and the other cats. At the end “all the cats went inside to watch Slinky Malinki’s TV, except Scarface Claw because he was too… loud.”
The only problem with trying to film things like this is that if she knows we’re doing it, she will perform for the camera instead of just reading to herself.
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