Is she reading Knuffle Bunny Too?
I peeked over the railing. My eyes went down the stairs into her play room. I saw nothing. I tiptoed down the stairs so she wouldn’t hear me. I peeked my head around the wall and saw her reading Knuffle Bunny Too aloud. Not all of the words were said. But as she turned the pages, she narrated the pictures with words she remembered from the book.
I’ve got to get my iPhone to capture this!
I checked my watch. 10:15-ish. I looked at myself. I wasn’t quite ready to leave for synagogue. But I had time. I couldn’t miss this. I darted up the stairs to my bedroom, grabbed my iPhone, and bounded back downstairs. By the time I arrived she had finished Knuffle Bunny Too and had picked up Knuffle Bunny Free.
“Whatcha doing?” I asked casually.
“Reading Knuffle Bunny!” Isabelle replied.
“Oh, I see. Which one?”
“Oma Opa House!” she stated as she pointed to Knuffle Bunny Free.
“That’s called Knuffle Bunny Free and it’s by Mo Willems.” I stated.
She ignored me, opened the front cover and began counting the Knuffle Bunnies flying through the air on the end pages. She turned the page and touched all of the photos of Trixie and her family just like I do. However, she didn’t say anything as she touched them. Finally, she began reading the story. That’s when I pressed RECORD on my phone.
I absolutely love watching Isabelle’s reading development. I have a feeling she’d be saying a lot more words if it wasn’t so hard for her. Nonetheless, I think she’s doing a fantastic job! (And, yes, I know I embedded a teaching point into the video. I couldn’t help it. It just rolled off of my tongue.)