Wednesday, January 09, 2008

The Storyteller


XY is able to read some books on her own now. I'm not sure if she memorises them or she recognises the words as they are simple books with lots of repetition and not too many words. But recently, she managed to read a whole book with quite a lot of words. It's Three Little Pigs from the Robin series. I suspect she's still guessing some words by looking at the pictures and the first alphabet of some words. But she's able to read word by word correctly.

There was one day, she asked didi to sit down and she read Three Little Pigs to him. And surprisingly, he sat there quietly listening to jie jie's reading. From then on, he'll pass that particular book for jie jie to read. Last night, PaPa was reading to jie jie so when he shoved the book to her, I read for him instead. But he was not very interested. Didn't sit still and kept turning the pages (mommy's voice not so sweet, maybe?). So later, jie jie read to him and as you can see from the picture, he was looking at the book intently while his personal storyteller did her work. Awww... what a heartwarming moment.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jie jie is so clever, i thk u need to imitate XY's kiddy voice if u want him to pay attention when ure reading :p Juana

huisia said...

woo, jie jie can be a good teacher to didi

sting said...

siblings bonding mah... now you can relax.. :-)

jazzmint said...

so sweet. i wish mine can do that...they both read separate books, cause one just can't stop flipping

Mummy to QiQi said...

Ginie, u can retire from story telling liao....so shiok!!

wen said...

ya ya can retire edi!!
ian oso like that, he read peter and jane bk 1A,

mybabybay said...

XY good story teller, got special gift.

Tot's Mom said...

That's why sometimes it does make me think perhaps having more than 1 kid isn't so bad after all! :)

Jacss said...

yeah....what a good job jie-jie did! kudos....no wonder mumy felt so warm!!

whether she could read or memorise does not matter anymore...so long as she loves reading, rite? i can only envy.......

jacss said...

i've finished my homework here:
http://jacss.blogspot.com/2008/01/new-year-resolutions.html

BabyBooned said...

awww so cute lah!! frame the picture!

JO-N said...

That's really a nice thing to do and mummy got herself a little helper!

slavemom said...

Juana, he still ignored me even tho I make kiddy voice. hehehe

Hui Sia, I hope so!

Siew Ting, relax for a short while oni, b4 they start fighting/playing rough again.

Jazz, wait till Faythe's a little older, then u'll probably be writing abt this too. ;)

Chin Nee, cannot retire yet wor. XY still wants me to read her stories.

Wen, hopefully the younger sibling can pick up reading faster this way.

Mich, oni to the lil bro, I guess.

Tot's Mom, I'd think 1 wud be a little lonely. So can start Proj #2edi? :D

Jac, totally agree with u. Good that she loves books.

Babybooned, I oso like this pic vy much. :)

Joanne, XY can be a vy good helper at times.