Stumbling with words…First Step to reading

toddler girl wearing long sleeved top reading book while sitting on bed
Photo by Kha Luxury on

It is always interesting to find your lil ones, start reading books. It was just months back, that I used to be reading her books especially the ones with pictures and she used to memorize what I tell and recite in her own way.

It was fun though.

To begin with her reading practice, I brought her the Usborne books.

While my elder one tread through the Sudha Murthy and the Enid Blyton ones. Even though she still loves the Panchathanthra stories. Every night we three ensure to tell at least one story each, by each of us. It was at times tiring, still, we enjoyed sharing every bit of a story.

What do you say, mums, don’t the story time be fun with kids?

Nowadays, when I am with a book, my both kids join me to read just before we are off to bed. Even though I might end up being lazy, I ensure to give at least five minutes of my time to skim through the books.

As my lil one is stumbling on with the words, she is still struggling her way to explore books in her own way. I give her sufficient time to read through every letter before pronouncing it.

We both enjoy it in the same way. Reading out loud like in my childhood days…

As she was reading she just looked up and asked me “Mamma, what is upside down I?”

To my surprise, it did actually grab my attention from what I was reading. But I loved the perspective in which she thought about that.

It was nothing but the very Exclamation Mark (!)

Interestingly her thought process was what sparked me to write this.

We all need to have a different perspective on what we see and pursue. It makes life much easier.

Even though there was spur of serious thought about what she exclaimed,… we all enjoyed it. It indeed gave me a better insight into what actually I need to think and do.

Still, the game of words is on…

awaiting her much more happening explorations …

Happy Mommy Musings !!!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.