According to my mum I learned to read at quite a young age. Around three ish I think. As children, my brothers and I loved books and my mum would always encourage us to read. We had so many books between us and would always read a bedtime story snuggled in my mums bed before bedtime.
My mum is very creative, and would always come up with fun things to do with us. Baking, painting, arts & crafts. One of her best ideas was to turn our bookshelf into a library. She spent hours colouring in little pieces of paper and sellotaping them onto the books to create our very own library books! Each colour represented a different genre, and we would take it in turns to borrow a book from ‘the library’. I absolutely loved these fun things my mum would do with us, and as a creative person myself, I want to make sure I am very hands on and inventive with Jaxson.
Jaxson is now 19 months old and loves reading. There isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t read together. When I say read, I mean he looks at the pictures and gets bored and picks up another book! The only book I’ve manged to fully read with him so far is The Gruffalo (which is one of his faves at the mo).