This little post is just a quick note to tell ya Sean is a silly genius. Genius I say...
A few weeks ago I was asked if I'd be willing to help spread the word about Scholastic's new free app for the ipad. And, I was, of course, like, "you had me at Scholastic".
Both of my parents are teachers and having grown up in between the beautiful shelves of my mother's classroom library I have a deep affection for Scholastic and their commitment to bring quality books into the lives of students and families.
And then life happened and I put off downloading the app and put this little project on the (book) shelf-- oh I just couldn't resist that sad little pun there, I tried, but I couldn't. So there it, sadly, is.
Well, a week or so later I downloaded the app and forgot to tell either of the boys. Really, I had completely forgotten I'd done it myself until Sean did his usual nap time stall which is a well rehearsed plea for a glass of milk, "puh-weas", followed by a request to "weed book?".
To my sweet surprise Sean toddled back into the room his little arms full to bursting with his latest finds; a collection of books and maybe a truck or two and the ipad. Crawling up into mommy and daddy's "big, huge, giant" bed, he nudged the others aside and proceeded to open up Storia, Scholastic's eReader for kids, and select the Clifford book off of the virtual shelf and with the swipe of his finger "thumbed through the pages" telling me the story he'd made up about the giant dog and his little people.
And just as I was nodding off to sleep, a good bedtime story can have that effect on me, you know, he proceeded to ask if I wanted to watch a "moo-wie" and clicked on Emily Elizabeth's reading a story to Clifford the dog she grew "bi-i-ig huge giii-ant" with love.
And that is how Sean got in an extra fifteen story filled minutes before nap time.
Well played Seanzy, well played.
Storia is a free interactive eReader
that brings books to life for kids
while empowering parents to help their children
get the most out of reading.
You can find more about Scholastic's Storia here.
No one in this house was compensated in any way shape or form for this post, except, of course, that silly little Seanzy, who added numerous minutes of story time to his sweet day. Genius. Silly, silly genius.