pretend reading


I walked into the room to a very adorable sight yesterday. The twins were both sitting on the bed next to each other, each one holding a car catalogue (my dad is considering buying a new car and hence there are catalogues lying around). They were reading aloud to each other and as i listened in quietly i could not help but smile. Here is how the reading went:

Nish: Red car Red car what do you see

Sid: I see a byooo (blue) car yookin at me

Nish: Byoo car byoo car what do you see

Sid: I see a gyay car parking

Nish: Gray car gray car what do you see

Sid: I see two two cars yookin at me! 

This went on and on and they did not seem to tire of the game. It was nice to see them connect things to what they had read before and to pull up that earlier reading and weave it into what they were doing! 

I really loved watching them and had to share this. 


About myfourboysandme

Mom - a word that defines me... I smell of oats, johnson's and home baked cookies I am pink, purple, green and orange and so is the floor my kids color on. Flour on my clothes and a brush in my pocket, my glasses bent out of shape and smudged with tiny fingerprints. I can't remember the date but i know almost 40 pictures books by heart. I wake up humming 'wheels on the bus'and i talk with my fingers and eyes and mouth. My bag carries band aids, napkins, wipes, crayons, papers, candy and sometimes my wallet. I know all the parks and very few of the restaurants in my neighborhood. Most of my shopping is diapers, books and paints My phd certificate lies in a roll, the frame now contains an abstract work of art by two year olds and i am prouder of that piece of paper. mom - a word that defines me!

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