• http://www.blogger.com/profile/09914599828653161471 Ellen

    I started reading childrens books to my daughter when she was around 2 months old. At about 16 months old, if I missed a word she would correct me. I thought it was because she knew the story by heart. However, soon I realized that she was starting to read simple words herself. It was as if while she had been read to, she began to read herself. I had a couple of teacher friends who thought I was imagining her reading so young. Until they read her some books she had not seen before, missing a few words and her correcting them. I don't know if this is common with children who are read to, but it can't hurt. She was schooled in french immersion and never had any problem with going betwwen both languages. So yes I definately think you should read to your kids. It can only be a asset to them and of course now in her thirties, she is a avid reader!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13951278240008332023 Seak (Bryce L.)

    Love it, she's so cute! I have a 7 month old and he just loves books too. It's so fun, I can't believe I used to have a completely different life without him.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04782771945227479913 Mieneke

    Thanks Ellen!

    And thanks Bryce :) It's weird imagining live without them isn't it? Emma went for a sleepover with her gran this weekend and I was sooo glad when she came home. It was only a day or so, but I missed her so much!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08986754628836562869 Magemanda

    I *definitely* want to see more of Emma on your blog :-) After all, you are now a mum as well and it gives a different perspective to your reading. I want to hear more about that! Like when you said on the Tor re-read about not being able to read bad things about children in books since having Emma – that's all special stuff which adds something to your blogging and reviewing.

    Personally my house was always full of books and reading as I grew up and I wouldn't have wanted it any other way.