Robert Munsch is a favourite author in our home. We have a large collection of his stories, that include Angela's Airplane, Murmel, Murmel, Aaron's Hair, Paper Bag Princess and many more. Adrien's daycare centre introduced us to Mortimer....and we read it EVERY night.....E.V.E.R.Y N.I.G.H.T We have gotten to the point when he "reads" the story and starts it correctly, with "One night...." He LOVES the story so much and tries to do different voices and has named all the different people in the story!
CONFESSION TIME: I posted a post over a year ago confessing that I don't read enough to my child. Then, over the summer I became worried that his speech wasn't progressing as quickly as his peers....his teacher recommended that I read to him, her assuming that I did....and I did....sometimes....but after that it became part of our bedtime routine...He gets 2 sometimes 3 or 4 books before bed.....and honestly, within a week, he had his first language burst....I don't know if it was due to the reading or because he was ready.....but his language continues to grow, using three to 5 word sentences... part of it could be the reading and the other part is that I am no longer accepting one word answers....I pretend I don't know what he is saying.....last night, at bed time, he asked my a question and I responded with absolutely....a few minutes later, I asked him a question to which he appropriately responded "ab so lucy"....love that boy!