Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Piper's Library

I truly think that Piper has more books than any other kid her age. I guess it's a good thing that I've instilled a love of books already in her. We moved about half of her stories into the living room. It was Erick's idea to make her a little library behind one of th chairs. She's always going back there anyway. She still has about five baskets of books in her bedroom, and some at grandma's house too. I even have some stored in the closet for when she is older. Do you think it's possible for her to have too many books? What can I say, I am a teacher and I love books. I'm always finding some for a good deal and she has quite a nice collection. Aunt Jeni and Grandpa Smelser both got her some books that make noises for Christmas-her first. I've never bought her any of these "fun" books before, and she loves them.
Back to the living room library. She has a shelf with books and toys on it, a tub for paperbacks, and she has a large basket for other board books. She likes to climb up on the toybox and sit, but we also have a pillow and chair for her to sit on too. Last night she was sitting in her chair reading and pointing to the pictures in her book asking me "this?" for each picture. Some of them she already knew and I would say "Well what is that?" and she would tell me that it was a bee or a dog, etc. I love listening to her "read" her stories. She babbles mostly and mimics me, pointing to the numbers and saying the few words that she knows that match the pictures. I'm anxious for her to really start talking and learn some more words.

5 comments:

Jen said...

My kids have a lot of books too!! They destroy them.....but LOVE looking at them. My oldest can read now and she'll play teacher with my youngest 2 and read them all the books.

Morgan said...

Too many books? Impossible! Ours are all packed up at the moment because our house is for sale. To compensate, we've checked out 2 baskets full of books. It's crazy.

Seriously, though, the more books you have, the more likely they are to find one they feel like reading at any particular moment. So it's hard to have too many! : )

Morgan said...

sorry, I forgot to say that those were from the library. The library is great!

Michelle said...

Oh yes, we have library books too! :)

Tabetha -n- Brian said...

I am so glad that Piper loves to read! Brian and I are going to have to find some books for her so that she can have even more!!! :)