I was truly hoping to be able to share with you pictures of my newborn today but he is taking his time. I am now overdue, with an induction planned for Sunday the 26th if he doesn’t show up until then. So I will use the opportunity to write one more post about the little girl only.
Little one, you have been a passionate reader from when you were no age. Here is you at four months, you couldn’t even sit but you were ever so eager to decipher that book (which mummy fortunately has kept and will be passing on to your brother in due time.)
These past few weeks you have been reading a number of books that reflect so well the stage you are at right now:
1. Alice The Fairy is your ultimate favourite, you have read it so many times that you know it by heart and can proudly “read” it to daddy when he puts you to bed. Your favourite bit is when Alice uses sugar to transform breakfast into cake, probably because you have a very sweet tooth yourself :-). The book was given to you by dear friends who had outgrown it and it has proved the best present ever!
2. Now that you will be going to school in September and we have been talking a lot about your new school, the routine and the new teacher and friends, you have taken to Starting School, by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. You have had the book from the library for more than two weeks but you have no desire to return it just as yet. You use it for your creative playtime and “read” to your ever so obedient HippoHips and Piggy.
So when I was offered this week the chance to review a book about Anisha’s Adventures in Bangladesh with you, I knew it would be spot on, since you already have shown great interest in TV programs about Africa and always ask me questions about the customs and clothing of our friends in Pakistan. You loved it, as I had expected, took it to their house to show them the dresses in the book that are like their mum’s and auntie’s dresses and was very eager to “read” and share the story with them. A great read for which mummy is grateful to the kind people at My Little Big Town! I am looking forward to the next books in the series, as I know you will be interested in learning about other faraway places in the world.