I've been determined to have Stella interact with books from day one. I bought infant books that helped her develop her sight and color. Now I try to read to her or make books available to her and I must say, she will go to her books before her toys more times than not. Now that Borders is going out of business, we took a trip there and I bought a ton of books, and I hope to pay them a visit every week or so to build up Stella's book collection.
On Saturday, Stella was playing with these three books that I had found. They are large, soft sided books (about 12 x 12) with beautifully colored pictures. They are part of a series of large books of nursery rhymes. She seemed to be attached to Rock A Bye Baby. I was watching her thumb (or rather tear) through the pictures and point things out. Stella and I were conversing about the scenes in the book and every now and then she would get excited and whap the book up and down. I was thinking that I may actually have a born reader in front of me and watched gleefully as Stella entertained herself with her new literature. Next thing I know the whap on the floor turned into a WHAP in Stella's face (insert SCREAMING baby here). Ugh...I really did it this time. Why does this crap always happen on my watch? I swear, the TV wasn't even on. I grabbed Stella just in time to see a welt forming near her eye.
|10 weeks old - my little reader|
|Hi! My mommy let me beat myself with a book. Check out my shiner!|