Thursday, July 5, 2012

Cows Can't Jump, But My Baby Can Read

Storytime has become a major part of our bed time routine. Apparently, "routine" is very important-- not only do we have storytime every night, but we must read the same book over and over and over and over... again! This has been the case with Cows Can't Jump by Dave Reisman. One of Lila's absolute faves, it is a regular part of our storytime rotation.

Not only does Lila love it, but this book has a special place in my heart. Cows Can't Jump is the first book that Lila actually "read" (okay memorized and repeated) herself. How cool is it to experience your two year old confidently reciting a book, out loud, word by word? What's even more cool is the vocab that she learned, like "canter," wallow," and "stampede."

Excuse the shameless-proud-mama-moment, but check out this video of Lila reading Cows Can't Jump when she was 2.

We adore this book and definitely recommend it along with the companion book, Cows Can't Quack, which was released this year. The illustrations are beautiful and cheerful and the writing is fun and (as you could see) quite catchy!

Happy reading! -Tara

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