We read a Dr Seuss’ book to her – “Hop on Pop”…
and this is the outcome…
Lesson learnt. Must always filter the books she reads and the movies she watches. This girl is too impressionable.
Thank goodness the daddy is strong enough to withstand her monkey antics.
Another book that is currently a must-read on a daily basis.
<< Buzz Beaker and the Growing Goo >> under the Stone Arch Readers series. (Again for older kids, it’s about a boy who was employed at the toy store to help sell the science kits… of which Goo, was one of them)
We’ve been going through this for… at least a week? And today as I was reading it to her again, I suddenly remembered my mom bought this Gooey Thingie for me to clean dust off my keyboard…
You can see where this is going… Yes, I decided to let the girl play with Goo!!! (Note: It is written loud and clear on the package, KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN … DON’T EAT!!!)
Okay, so I went against the instructions and decided to let her fiddle with it. But I made absolute sure to watch everything she did to make sure none of it gets into her eyes / mouth / ears / nose etc… and to be absolutely sure to wash her hands WITH DISINFECTANT SOAP thoroughly after we’re done.
Intrigued, the girl pinched… poked… pulled… grabbed… pressed… rolled… etc…
… And left a handprint too!
Was it worth it? Well, I don’t know if playing with Goo is going to have any detrimental effect on our health… But looking at how happy the little girl is… and for her to feel for herself that “Goo is sticky… and slimy… and it glows!” (as the storybook goes)… I guess it’s okay for a one-day play. I haven’t decided if I want to let her play with it again (cos the husband didn’t look very happy having seen the warning on the back of the packaging)… But I sure know she’s going to be asking for it again. Let see how we go from there.
A lot of times we come home from the library with a whole stack of books for the girl… and she will find a few to be her favourites. By what criteria, I do not know. Sometimes it’s picture books that she’s probably too old for… Other times it can be books for older kids with so much words that I barely have time to finish reading before she flips the page.
In the latest stash, this is one of the preferred. << Camping Out >> by Kyla Steinkraus, under the Little Birdie Books series. (Definitely for older kids, it’s about 3 children having a camp-out in the backyard, getting a little scared… and learning a lesson about not laughing at other people)
Yahn : Mama, I want to read Camping Out.
Me : You want to read Camping Out? Go find it.
Yahn : Where is it? I don’t see it anywhere.
Me : Go find.
Yahn : But I don’t see it anywhere! *in a sing-song voice, and subsequently started hopping around the bed in circles, making no attempt to search*
Me : Go find. Look for it.
Yahn : But I don’t see it anywhere! I don’t see it anywhere! I don’t see it anywhere! *Continues her sing-song merry go round on the bed*
Exasperated, the mommy walked to bedside table where all the books were, took the Camping Out book and toss it at her
Yahn : *in absolute shock and marvel* OH LOOK! THERE IT IS! CAMPING OUT!!! I FOUND!!!