Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Reading recognition

Emily is now able to recite - from memory - 99% of Hairy Maclary's Bone, which is amazingly impressive. She gets stuck on who can't make it out of the building site, all cluttered and stoney.

Today she unveiled the latest addition to her vocabulary - "upside down". Of course, this being a small child the words actually sound like "up is down". I thought at first that she was espousing some existential philosophy until I noticed that the book she was looking at was indeed "upside down".

Previously, she'd look at a book upside down, right side up, left side right, whatever and not really care, as long as there were pictures to be seen and a story to be told to her. It's quite impressive that she's starting to make the distinction between what is correct and what is off kilter.
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