At 42 Degrees

At 42 Degrees

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Project: Read To Me,...

Today Isaac registered for the summer reading program at our local library. He picked and checked out his very first library books. 

OK, OK,...rewind, Isaac happily ran laps about the children's area while I picked the books.

But, in between keeping up with my little super-sonic guy, I chose books I knew Isaac would enjoy - like the Belly Button book,...his speech pathologist uses that book during his sessions sometimes and Isaac has always responded well to the pictures and candace of the rhyme. 

Since we already have quite a proliferation of children's literature in our home I purchased Isaac a clear backpack to hold his precious library cargo. Also I purchased a large hook to hang the backpack - high upon the wall,...out of reach of little hands,...the last thing we need is these library books to be scattered willy-nilly. 

While shopping for Isaac's backpack I spotted some cute post-it notes: a hand with the thumb up. I thought they would be a good reminder of how many books we need to account for, and exactly what the return date is. It will be an easy memo to see through the clear plastic pocket. 

Of course the most important aspect of Project: Read To Me, helping Isaac become more aware of literature,....words, abstract concepts, daily life beyond our sphere, listening skills, speech practice,...and most important: social interaction,...

I am sure lots of silliness will be involved such as Mr. Isaac being a monkey with this upside down book on a long, long, long road trip. 

But that's OK,...reading should be fun!

Reading library books to Isaac can only be a good thing:

Social,..we'll visit the library and interact with the librarians and other patrons.
Interactive,...we'll read and discuss the books - together.
Rewarding,....Isaac will learn new skills and responsibilities: like keeping up with the books.
Cause and effect,... we read books, we record books, we show the librarians our log page and we get to pick out uber-cool prizes from the summer reading program treasure chest. 

Oh yes,'s going to be a very literary summer....

Until I post again,...may God bless and keep you!

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