Elaine has turned into a bookworm. Instead of carrying around a toy or baby doll, she always has a book. If you pause or sit for more than a second, she will be in your lap with a story to be read. You might get halfway through the book before she decides she wants a different book. Her favorite books right now are Green Eggs and Ham and The Tooth Book by Dr. Seuss.
We have been to the library before, but Elaine did not understand the concept yet. Our library (conveniently located two blocks away…I love NYC!) has a reading room for kids five years old and under. There is a big rug in the floor, and all of the books are board books, shelved in no particular order. We walked in and Elaine was in heaven!
With so many books to choose from, she flitted from one shelf to another, leaving a trail of books behind her. We did manage to read a few pages, and pick a few to bring home. There is a weekly storytime for kids 18 months and under every Monday morning. We are planning to attend next week!
Elaine would bring a book to the chair, read for a minute, and then move on. This continued until there was a book on every chair!