I had this great idea but Max and Calvin had their own plans.
One way I get them to practice reading is “suggest” they each take on a character in a book. This works with Mo Willem’s delightful Elephant & Piggie books.
They love this so much, I thought it would be cool if I could record them reading Happy Pig Day! for this blog.
But when we would read, they would get really wound up, make funny voices and laugh hysterically. I would try to get them to “be serious.”
What was I thinking?
I realized I had to let go and quit trying to stage manage them. The end result is so much better when they are being themselves.
So here it is – scroll ahead to 1:03 if you want to see Calvin joyfully cracking up.
And do yourself a favor – adults and kids – go get an Elephant & Piggie book.