L found a book called What Shall I Draw, it was her brothers and has been enjoyed by many children over the years, she found a page on drawing owls and she has drawn loads of them, can now do them without using the book. I have several kitchen cupboards covered in owl drawings now. On a reading front we are making progress, she is now picking up books and trying to read the few words she has learnt and is enjoying the learning to read process, lots of games, word searches, word puzzles etc to help her.
Now at the beginning of this week L and I read part of a book on birds, she had lots of questions that led onto us watching the first episode on The Life of Birds. Now this episodes talks lots about extinction and evolution which as you can guess it led to lots more questions, out came the prehistory books, talk about fossils and archaeologists, she enjoyed one of the mini excavation kits you can buy.
We have spent the last couple of night reading through The Birth of the Earth and Life Finds its Feet, lovely comic style books with lots of info in them, followed by you tube clips and more talk the next day, she is really enjoying it all and seems to be taking it all in, judging by what she is telling people and the questions she is asking. We have enjoyed the first 2 episodes of Prehistoric Park, having explained that it was all make believe as humans don't time travel etc but what they say about the diet and size etc is real. We have 2 more comic books in the series, the last one covers very quickly the evolution of humans. M is still working through her exam courses and we had a trip to town, mainly to the book shop to buy some revision workbooks , now M is a reluctant reader, so while I am looking at books and L is trying to read/buy every book in sight, ok maybe not every book but you get the idea. Found M sat in a chair reading a book she had found, first in a series about a school for spies, so brilliant, she came home with the book and is part the way through it already! Trip to the library this weekend and L has found loads of books on prehistory, volcanoes and the ocean.