Wednesday, November 19, 2008

No More Monkeys....

Ben likes the book "Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed." Often at mealtime or when he's going down for a nap, we'll recite some of the story to him, and here's what he does:

So five little monkeys jumped on the bed.
[starts tapping his head, in anticipation of...]
One fell off and bumped his head.
The Mama called the doctor, the doctor said
[starts wagging his finger as if to say...]
"No more monkeys jumping on the bed!"

Still working on that receptive vocabulary list. We're up to almost 200 words now!!!

Here's a cute anecdote from earlier this week: Ben was standing behind the sofa, where we keep his little rocking horse. He couldn't see me or the teddy bear that was on the sofa. I said, "Ben, can you get your big blue teddy bear and put it on the horse?" A second later, Ben marches out, looks around briefly, gets the bear, takes it back behind the sofa, and places it very precisely on the horse's back. (The intense gravity with which toddlers perform every task is just delicious!) Oh, did I mention that he's deaf?


leahlefler said...

We have the book "5 Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree" and Nolan likes the teasing Mr. Crocodile portion. I love it when the little ones love rhymes and books!

Julia said...

Hey, Leah! Yeah, we should get more books in that series. Another favorite (from a different series of books) is "Five Shiny Stars" -- when you turn to the last page, it plays "Twinkle Twinkle". Ben loves this!

leahlefler said...

I should put together a post of our favorite books. We have so many with the boys so close together in age! Eric Carle is a big favorite of Matthew's, though Nolan only likes the simpler "Brown Bear" book for now.