We have read books to Monkey since he was tiny. Both hubs and I love reading books to him and it has been a major part of the bedtime routine since he was just a few months old. As a result, Monkey loves books. He is constantly bombarding us with books saying “go read, go read, go read” until we comply with his demands!
Now that his speech is rapidly developing he likes saying words and pointing out the names of things in books. He’s also ‘reading’ or rather he has memorised some of his favourite books and joins in with reading them. One of his favourite books (at the moment) is one that Daddy doesn’t even like, “The Tiger who Came to Tea”. Monkey loves it. He goes through fits and starts with lots of his books, insisting on the same one for days at a time, and then moving onto another.
At the moment we are very much in a “The Tiger who Came to Tea” phase and Daddy has been impressed with how much of it Monkey has memorised and can read along with him. His pronunciation of some words is still really unclear but some of them are spot on. I am trying to get more videos of him talking, purely so we can look back at this cutie phase when he is older, so here is a little video of Monkey and Daddy reading “The Tiger who Came to Tea.”
N.B We haven’t been sponsored or asked to write this post, it just happens to be one of Monkey’s favourite books!