I don't reveal it often, but I have a secret talent: talking in voices. I'm a pretty fair imitator both of people's voices and of accents. Some talent, huh? It rarely comes in handy ... except when reading to my girls, and only for certain books. But let's face it: books can really come alive if they're … Continue reading Our Favorite Books For Reading in Funny Voices
Sometimes my toddler is completely out in left field with the bizarre things she says, but other times she is actually so spot on it's eerie. Actually, I think kids are sometimes just more observant than we give them credit for. Twice last week Toddler said something that really gave me pause. Toddler: "You're very … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: Saying It Like It Is
We read a LOT around here - many books that we read many, many times each. In fact, I think I have the first 25 pages of The Cat In The Hat memorized (granted, I also once memorized the first 100 digits of pi, so maybe I'm just weird). I certainly can recite What Was … Continue reading Read That Book Too Much For Kiddo? Act It Out!
Unless you have a toddler running amok and demanding you multitask, breastfeeding a baby is a pretty good time to zone out. (Assuming you and baby are in the groove and baby is sucking away happily.) Another prime zone-out time is when you watch Cinderella with your toddler for the 51st time (and counting). It's … Continue reading Parenting Game: Who Will You Grow To Be, Child?
Have you read The Day the Crayons Quit with your kids? It is highly entertaining and well illustrated (using ... crayons, duh) as well. I highly recommend using a different voice for each color. So what's the most popular page in our household? Peach crayon's page, naturally, because peach crayon is naked, and toddlers love nakedness, … Continue reading These Crayons Are … NAKED!
We read a lot around here - daddy, mommy, Toddler, and Baby (well, she flips through the books and hears me read to Toddler - we don't actually read to her much yet ... I gotta get on that, actually). Toddler has memorized probably 100 books because we've read them so much. (Her memory is … Continue reading I’m Raising a Budding Writer! (She Says With a Grin)
Welcome to a new feature on Welcome To The Nursery! Because my adorable toddler says the most hilarious things all day (and that's what toddlers are best at, along with making random, surreptitious messes), I decided to start sharing her wild words. Enjoy! (Background: we've recently read The Emperor's New Clothes from her big storybook … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesdays: The Emperor’s New Clothes
Seriously, Dr. Seuss ... you write great books, and our family LOVES you, but it's clear you never raised children of your own. In The Birthday Bird, you make it pretty obvious the kids in Katroo don't take naps. Couldn't you have taken a page - half a page, I'd have taken just half - to say … Continue reading Do They Nap in Katroo, Dr. Seuss?
Dr. Seuss' books are a fun thing to read, though after I find a rhyme's all I need! My words to my daughter are now all in sync, for I can't stopping making all my consonants link! We love these books dearly, and finish them not wearily, but now I find that every time for … Continue reading Rhyme time / Seuss goose #somebodyhelpme #babyreading #babybooks #drseuss
My daughter and I read Where's Spot four times today (just as we did yesterday), and we read The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Cinderella, If You Love a Nursery Rhyme, and Good Morning, Good Night at least two or three times today as well (just as we did yesterday). On the plus side, if any of these books get lost … Continue reading Time to rotate the reading stack…. #babylovesreading #babyreader