Slice of Life Day Eight: Literacy

Each day my toddler meticulously lines up his letters, either on the fridge or the dishwasher. This picture does not even show how well he does this task, since I had to clean some off the floor after his sister came around to do what she does.
Speaking of his sister, at (nearly) one she was trying to track with her finger while I read a book to her this morning!
These examples go to show the value of creating a literate environment for babies. Pre-reading skills are simple to introduce and make a world of difference for young children.


  1. I couldn't agree with the literate environment more! I've read to my babies since almost day 1 and at 1 and 3 now they can't get enough books. (And thanks for the reminder--I keep forgetting to buy them some magnetic letters!)

  2. Readers and writers in the making. They're Slicing and don't even know it! Way to go, Mom.

  3. One of my favorite things about being a mom is watching my kids learn to love reading. They amaze me everyday! Thanks for sharing!
    Not very fancy in 1st

  4. This is clear evidence of a literate environment! Congrats momma!