Two words: Reading Rainbow (RR)
I didn't spend a lot of time in front of the TV growing up, but did enjoy me some good PBS programming. Top of the list was Reading Rainbow (right behind Sesame Street, Mr Roger's, 3-2-1 Contact, and Square One).
I kinda had a crush on the host. Right after George from The Beatles.
Oh LeVar! Clearly your time on RR was far better than than that show were you wore a spray painted banana clip.
Ali: And by magic, he means the sheer changing of a page: when you tap a dot 3 times on one page, and then 3 dots are drawn on page 2...it is like wizardry. But seriously, this book is SO much fun. It's the most interactive non-battery operated fun we have had in some time.
The Boy who Wouldn't Swim
Ali: I'm not a huge fan of this books because it is a tad wordy and contrived, but the idea of overcoming fear is a big one in Miles's life, so I am remaining tolerant of it being in our rotation a lot.
Ali: I love love this book. Everything about it. There isn't a plot, but it has just amazing illustrations, is a more refined where's waldo, and we are always discovering new things on each page.
The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash
Ali: Here is another ode to Reading Rainbow book. It's a really good read, and there is something about Steven Kellogg's illustrations that appeal to me. We have a handful of other Kellogg illustrated books, but they are a little too advanced for Miles right now.
And just because my time is running short, and I'm 2 seconds short of throwing this computer out the window tonight because I cannot upload a video easily, here is a pictorial list of some other favorites on our rotation.
The 2 noteworthy elements of this lengthy video.
- Our getting Felix to say "Charley Harper." Um, cuteness overload.
- Asking Miles to say "You Don't Have to Take My Word For It" at the end. Just like his mom, he is AWFUL at that whole verbatim thing.