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Slartibartfast

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Why you should monitor what your children read
« on: September 11, 2011, 10:03:39 PM »
Me: Okay, Babybartfast, time for bed!
Babybartfast (hiding under DH's desk where I can't see her): but I don't want to go to bed!
Me: It's bedtime!
Babybartfast: I want to read this book!
Me: Bring me the book and we can read it for your bedtime story.  Come brush your teeth!

. . . and this is how I ended up reading two pages of "Fundamentals of Genetic Analysis, Second Edition" as a bedtime story.   ::)

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Re: Why you should monitor what your children read
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2011, 10:14:21 PM »
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Re: Why you should monitor what your children read
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2011, 10:17:11 PM »
Excellent! More women in science.  ;D Get 'em hooked young.

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Re: Why you should monitor what your children read
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2011, 10:36:37 PM »
Did Babybartfast fall asleep fast or was she enraptured by Genetics?

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Re: Why you should monitor what your children read
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2011, 11:56:40 PM »
. . . and this is how I ended up reading two pages of "Fundamentals of Genetic Analysis, Second Edition" as a bedtime story.   ::)

The fact that she wanted to read a parent's book is sweet and fairly normal.  The fact that she listened for two pages is absolutely priceless.   ;D

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Re: Why you should monitor what your children read
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2011, 12:17:42 AM »
Reminds me of a clip I saw on Travel Channel Bloopers  :D

Little girl: I like neurobiology
Anthony Bourdain: Why ?
Little girl: Because my dad gave me a neurobiology book
Anthony: Why ?
Little girl: Because I asked him for it
Anthony: Why ?
Little girl: Well, I went through this phase where I wanted to be a neurobiologist. I'm fascinated by the brain and how it works  :)


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Re: Why you should monitor what your children read
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2011, 12:45:33 AM »
Love it! DD still only likes books with pictures so it would have been a dud for her  ;D

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Re: Why you should monitor what your children read
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2011, 02:28:39 AM »
Actually, the conversation on the way upstairs went something like this:

Babybartfast: It's a story about food!
Me: Actually, it's about genetics.
Babybartfast: Yes, but it has pictures of food on it!

[Side note: she's in a hugely annoying stage right now where she'll answer almost anything with "yes, but" and then tell you what she was insisting on in the first place.]

So the two pages was me reading the captions from the first two pages of Chapter 1, and her pointing out all the "1"s on the page.  I really am proud she's learning to recognize letters and numbers in situ, but I would think she'd prefer to do it in her own books!   :P

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Re: Why you should monitor what your children read
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2011, 01:06:17 PM »
the story is wonderful and, with a little tweak, Baby could become a great improv comedian.  All you have to do is substitute the, 'Yes but...' for a, 'Yes and...'