Sunday, 1 January 2012

Memories are made of this

The other day, C was upset about falling over, or some such similar disturbance in his life, and A decided to cheer him up by reading him some books. So he had Slinky Malinki by Lynley Dodd and Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson. Both were old and familiar to A, but less so to C, since we have usually read to both children together, so A had begun to grow out of these stories before he was old enough to remember them. I enjoyed listening to the voices A used for the various characters, and C really enjoyed listening to them. The sight of the two of them snuggled together with a book is one which I shall very much miss when they are all grown up. *sniff*

Today we read The Usborne Picture Atlas snuggled up together at Granny's house. We pointed out where we are going on holiday this year. C was quite impressed by the look of Wales, but also requested that we might go to Africa, to look at the chimpanzees. Er, no. We enjoyed the fold-out map at the end, and the lovely detail in the pictures. However, the sense of scale was really quite off, which confused C a little, as he was left thinking that the Alhambra covered the whole of Southern Spain, and was that where all the people lived? A lovely book to look through though, once the idea of proportion and of artistic licence was explained.

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