June 17, 2010

Back on Track

Some special occasions have derailed Grammy's attention in the last week or so, but I am back on track in this blog with the latest books in Preston's reading depot. 
He is putting two and two together and understands that books relate to other parts of his life.
His favorite toy right now is probably his Thomas train.  He can 'choo choo' the engines around the track and enjoys watching them fly down the hill and off the edge of the table.  His morning ritual includes taking the engines with him in the car on the ride to daycare.  Mama at Law says he happily plays the whole way there.

Thomas & Friends: Blue Train, Green Train (Thomas and Friends) (Bright & Early Books(R))

There are some Thomas books great for his age.  Simple text, yet they convey one of many of Thomas's adventures.  Illustrations relate to objects children might see in real life, like the cow or the moon.  One book he enjoys attempts to teach colors, but PDub thinks it's all blue right now.  He can say the other colors, but it's pretty much guesswork on his part if you ask him the color of something.  Anyone know when toddlers get that straight?  Tell me, please.

The other book he enjoys is Winnie the Pooh, due to his *gasp* discovery of TV cartoons.  (I do not like television for young children...don't get me started.)  Aren't A.A. Milne's characters just the most lovable?  My family has noticed striking similarities between a few of them and members of our own family.  Uncle Jaybird is Tigger through and through. 

Winnie the Pooh 24" Jumbo Plush Tigger
In PDub's favorite Pooh book, preparations are underway for Friendship Day.  Christopher Robin has made paper hats.  I like to pretend I am picking one off the page and putting it on PDub's head.  He does it to me if I forget to do it first.  Sooo precious.

Preston loves the last page where all the friends are gathered around the table for Friendship Day and he can see them all together.

I love it when that happens, too. 

Choo! Choo!

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