From the moment my daughter woke up this morning, which was at the glorious time of 8:15 AM, she wanted to read! Our day has been full of reading. Here’s are the top three bright spots:
1). She helped put her board and picture books away in the appropriate baskets, with my guidance, after she read them.
2). She attempted to repeat words my husband said as they read aloud to each other.
3). She began pressing the correct dots in Hervé Tullet’s Press Here.
Published by Stacey Shubitz
I am a literacy consultant who focuses on writing workshop. I've been working with K-6 teachers and students since 2009. Prior to that, I was a fourth and fifth-grade teacher in New York City and Rhode Island.
I'm the author of Craft Moves (Stenhouse Publishers, 2016) and the co-author of Jump Into Writing (Zaner-Bloser, 2021), Welcome to Writing Workshop (Stenhouse Publishers, 2019), and Day By Day (Stenhouse, 2010).
I live in Central Pennsylvania with my husband and children. In my free time, I enjoy swimming, doing Pilates, cooking, baking, making ice cream, and reading novels.
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23 thoughts on “Happy Home Reading Moments”
So much fun to hear, Stacey. Don’t you just love sharing the books with her? I love reading (now) to my granddaughters, & have many happy memories of reading with my children too. And I read to students all through the years, & now to many kinds of classes. It’s the best. Fun to hear about Isabelle repeating some of the words. Pretty soon, you won’t be able to stop her talking!
How fun Stacey! There is so much joy in reading with children-no matter where they are…or who they belong to…thanks for the updates on Isabelle-very impressive that she’s putting the books back! And totally awesome that she’s saying the words!
And so it begins…the glorious life of one who loves to read! At all times of the day…but never earlier than 8:00 a.m. (lucky mom!).
Wow is she s big girl and a reader!
Wow, I feel excited to be on your journey with her….and 8:15… now that is glorious too. xo PS I hope we hear about your holidays, also.
@Nanc: I was not planning on it, but I think I may thanks to your nudge. I thought a lot about parenting as I was in synagogue. I think I’ll blog about that soon.
LIke the rest, I love to hear about the start to her reading life. You are all in for wonderful adventure! And, great to have you back too, I missed your voice.
By the way, I love the blog “Pigtail Pals”. My favorite post is this one http://blog.pigtailpals.com/2011/08/a-letter-to-bella-and-other-girls-with-blue-shoes/ I love their take on raising strong, independent girls!
@Deb: I love that blog. That post is fantastic. I’ve known about it for awhile. As she says, “Colors are for everyone.”
A mommy’s dream . . . a child that loves books! So adorable too 🙂
Such a great picture and day to document. It is always fun to hear about her literacy development.
Thanks for sharing Isabelle’s literacy journey with us. What a precious picture!
🙂 Fantastic day of reading!
Thank you for sharing the joy. Isabelle grows up with a strong sense of herself as a reader. I like how you created a celebration with this short post.
I can remember when my children were beginning to read, they would always insist on taking their favorite books in their bags to read in the car, waiting rooms, shopping carts, etc. What a great reading stage!
Your happy home reading moments made me so happy, too. Lovely!
I am wishful of those days with my daughters as beginning readers. As I have grown older and wiser I am more appreciative of those memorable moments.
Oh my gosh she has grown so much. I wish every teacher would spend days reading with their babies, no matter what their age. Such a great Momma!
Ooops I meant every parent…
There’s nothing as fun as sharing books with our children. I love the picture of her absorbed in the world of books!
Love the reading photograph and Isabelle’s little toes. Sounds like a fun day together.
What a cause for celebration! Good for you for building this foundation and for noticing the little things on her journey to becoming a literate human–she has no idea yet how lucky she is to have you as her guide!
@Christy: Thanks for saying that. You’re so kind!