Whitney picked out Green Eggs and Ham to read tonight. After I read "I am Sam." Whitney clapped with approval. I guess she thought I gave the line a particularly dramatic appeal this evening.
My favorite thing to do is to have Whit sign all the words she knows in the books. So tonight she signed egg, mouse, car, train, boat, water and a few others. She's really proud that she knows so many words. And I'm glad she pays so much attention to the stories.
When we finished Green Eggs and Ham, I decided to try something new. I asked Whitney to go to the bookshelf and bring back Goodnight Moon. She thought for a moment and then climbed down from the couch. She returned carrying Goodnight Moon without any help at all. Not bad for a little one who can't speak, let alone read.
I'm really pleased with Whitney's improving ability to understand and complete instructions. She understands so much. During Goodnight Moon she made sure to point out her favorite things and sign their names: the three little bears sitting on chairs, a young mouse, the stars, and her all-time favorite, the red balloon. Pretty smart little girl. Then it was time for "Goodnight noises everywhere" and off to bed.