Thursday, August 25, 2011

A Reader

Mark and I have one academic goal for John that he be literate, not just able to read the occasional box in the store, or newspaper column, but that he can read real books, classic literature, science journals or whatever his interest is and understand it and use the knowledge gleaned from it and enjoy the journey through the world that good books give us. He can read a bit now, a few words here and there and occasionally he surprises us and knows things that could only be gleaned from reading, but he certainly isn't reading to the level of the book in his hands yet, but he loves books, he pages through them, pretends to read them and brings them to us to have pages read and even has the patience to sit through longer books being read to him. This brings us great joy even when we would rather him not put his feet on the table.

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