I walked into the dining room and found that my three-year-old had set out the books he wanted to read today.
In case you can’t read all of those titles, they include:
The Elements of Style by Strunk and White, illustrated by Maira Kalman
The Bible (he chose the Revised Standard Version “with Apocrypha.” Perhaps he wasn’t ready for the King James Version that was on the shelf next to this one)
Advice for the Climb, a book of poems by Imogene Bolls
The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories by Dr Seuss
Strega Nona retold by Tomie DiPaola
Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto
Curious George Goes Camping (adapted from a film series we’ve never seen)
Alpha Bears by Kathleen Hague
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
I’m pretty impressed by his selections. They’re fairly well-rounded, if a little heavily weighted towards the “fiction” side. He’s got prose and poetry, male and female authors, works that span the ages from ancient to modern, stories from the United States, Japan, Italy, and the Middle East.
This kid’ll be a cinch to homeschool. I just need to put the classics on the shelves he can reach. And get him to stop head-butting me to get my attention.
Are you the parent of a toddler genius? What’s on his/her reading list?
Or are you a toddler genius? What’s on your reading list? And what’s up with the head-butting?