Mr. A was different. Oh, he'll snuggle up for a bedtime story, but generally he's pretty uninterested in reading. I'll invite him to pick out a book and he'll say "Oh, no thanks" and run off to play with his trucks. Sometimes he'll choose a book about tractors but only want to quickly flip through the pages, touching all the pictures, and then he'll run away again. I know boy's brains are different. Boys are less language based and more action driven than girls. Yeah, yeah, everyone knows that. I can't help but be a little disappointed when he refuses even a silly Sandra Boynton book. It's the active boy stereotype come to life.
I have seen some positive changes recently. He's started pulling his books out and looking at them when he's supposed to be napping. Last week he handed me this book and, in his sweet little sing song voice asked "Will you read this to me?" Of course we stopped right there and read it. He asked me to read it again. And again. I asked him if he liked the book and he yelled "IT'S THE BEST BOOK I'VE EVER SEEN!!!" I was completely thrilled! I mean, there have been books he's requested night after night (), but he's never been completely, jumping up and down excited over one before. He's dropped whatever he's doing every day since when I suggest reading about pirates.
Because the girls will be at Vacation Bible School this week, Mr. A and I get to do things that revolve around him. It seems like the perfect time to boost reading and coloring skills.
If you have a little pirate fan, we also recommend these books.
And of course, DLTK-kids had pages of pirate themed activites for all ages.
And I have to include Disney's Jake and the Neverland Pirates. There are fun games about them here.
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