Dr. Seuss

I’ve written something over in Babble territory that I wanted to share with you guys. You have to go over there to read it though. If you then wanted to share it on FB it would really help keep me and my family in finery. And by finery I mean preschool, organic apple sauce and pull-ups (because we are not doing well with the overnight training but that’s another post).

When Sadie was about 18 months old, she was decidedly behind Matilda developmentally. Every night I’d read them from the Dr. Seuss board book Ten Apples Up On Top! and I came up with little hand gestures to go with the pictures. When the pile of apples was really high I’d hold my hand way up in the air and Matilda would do it right along with me on every page of the book. Sadie would sit and sort of listen but her attention span wasn’t anywhere near Matilda’s and I was never sure if she was taking it in or if being read to was even connecting with her. During those days I was constantly worried, constantly wondering if she’d catch up. It didn’t help that she’d recently been assessed by a speech therapist as being on a 9-month old level and in need of twice weekly sessions.

Still I read every single night.

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Posted by Stefanie Wilder Taylor on March 1, 2012 6:59 amUncategorized3 comments  


  1. Rebecca said,

    I’m on my way but had to chime in here. Reading is so important. I started reading to the kids as soon as I brought them home from the hospital. At first, because I’m insane-maybe, I read whatever it was I wanted to read. Magazines, books from my collection, the newspaper, etc. . . .Once they were about 6 months old, I started reading board books and picture books.

    And because I like to brag (my son who has been *and still is* behind developmentally but just fine intellectually) my 4 year old son is reading!!
    Rebecca´s last blog post ..Goals and Happiness

    | March 1, 2012 @ 3:13 pm

  2. Marta said,

    I agree with Rebecca it’s crazy who a huge difference reading makes, I just wish sometimes my kids would sit still long enough to read something more than 3 pages!
    Marta´s last blog post ..Without Words

    | March 1, 2012 @ 9:28 pm

  3. Elizabeth said,

    Awww. Ten Apples Up On Top! was a favorite for my boys. I’ll definitely go over and read but I’m going to get choked up, guaranteed!
    Elizabeth´s last blog post ..Behavior

    | March 7, 2012 @ 7:25 pm

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