By the time the kids enter school, the schedule will be so packed that kids hardly read books anymore. Most kids will associate book with school. So it will be very rare to see a schooling kid pick up a book in their free time. They would rather do other stuffs like computer games or watching TV or internet surfing. Isn't this sad???
More short play.
Dr Seuss's inspired cupcakes.
Taste very yummy too.
Dr Seuss's birthday cake.
Emily presented her drawing.
Medina presented her story. With the help of big sister.
I was actually very surprised with Medina. She wrote the story herself. Inspired by The Lorax. It's a reminder to me that if you let the kid get lost in their own world, they can be really creative and surprise you.
Medina's story. The Lorax & the marshmallows.
Do you like the story? I love it. But then, I am her mom...ha3 :-)
To me, as long as they are surrounded by books, and surrounded by parents who read a lot, they should be OK.
Reading will nurture creativity. It will open magical doors. Doors that you never know it exist. Recently the kids participated in a charity bazaar to raise fund for Myanmmar kids. And they came out with the idea of naming their booth "The Rabbit Hole". And it just tied in nicely with the variety of stuffs they were selling. They had loads of fun pretending to be Alice, Mad Hatter & Rabbit.
So really, it doesn't matter when the kids start reading. What is more important is to nurture kids who love reading. And they will continue to read for life.