Monday, March 23, 2009

Always Bring a Book

My time is short this morning (Monday mornings always have that effect, I've noticed. Hmm...) so I'll just regale you with a Tigger anecdote and get back to my to-do list.

The other day we were loading up our van for a trip across town. Polly brought a book to read in the car and I noticed Tigger had one too. Actually, it was very similar to Polly's book: a chapter book with few pictures. (For the purposes of this story, please do remember that Tigger is only 4 and has not yet learned to read)

Me: "Are you going to read that book, Tigger?"
Tigger: "Yes."
Me: "Can you sound out any of the words in that book?" (Trying to keep the incredulity out of my voice.
Tigger: "No, I read silently." (And her tone here was full of that unspoken "Duh!" all parents know so well.)

And I have to say: Who can know with Tigger? Maybe she really is reading silently.


Lisa said...

maybe you know because tigger is rarely silent =)

Karabeth said...

You might want to check her comprehension once she finishes the book. :)

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