the boys thwart all of our attempts to sit down and read our own books while they “read” their own. i’m quite adept at tuning out their wacky and constant commentary directed at their own book or toy, but these attempts usually last all of 7 minutes before omar or i give up and move on to something else that doesn’t make us a literal sitting target for endless poking, prodding, and questioning.
but i’m thinking they might just be ready for books on tape. i think that could give us a solid 12 minutes, and i wouldn’t mind listening to a recording in the background. again, i’m really good at the tune-out if need be.
thanks to abbie i came across a podcast put out by land of nod. the amy krouse rosenthal episode features the author reading a couple of her books, including cookies: bite-size life lessons, a favorite of my boys’. her daughter provides that “ding” on the triangle so the kids know to turn the page. i think my parents still have some old disney storybook tapes where tinkerbell provided the page-turn prompt…
the boys think it’s the coolest thing ever and now i’m on the hunt for more simple storybooks on tape/cd/podcast/what-have-you.
and it was just icing on the cake that rosenthal’s daughter also “played” her favorite music box and the song happened to be on my boys’ current mary poppins obsessed playlist – chim chim cher-ee.