Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Reading for Fun

The other night Melanie caught Whitney doing something we have never seen before.  She ran to get me and I quickly shot the video you see here.  It may not be totally clear but what she's doing here is reading herself a book.

Whitney went to the books we keep in our living room end table and picked out Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?  Then she sat down on the floor and began to read it out loud and sign the words.  Whitney doesn't do consonants but you can hear the vowel sounds pretty clearly and see her sign some of the pages of the book.

We've really tried to encourage reading in our home and we have Whitney read to us as part of her regular routine.  And we've know for a while that she can read.  But it was so exciting to see that she likes to read and that she chose to read instead of doing something else, even if it was just for a few minutes.

4 comments:

Jenny said...

Love the video. Taylor loves to read books too. It is so awesome to see them do these things that we wondered if they would ever be able to do. These are the moments that make all the hard things worth while.

T said...

Too Cute! Well Done Whit :)

Nathan Hanson said...

Thanks you guys! Jenny, you hit the nail on the head. When the doctors set expectations so low it's really satisfying to see our children succeeding at so many things.

Heather Thorup said...

Awesome!