Saturday, August 16, 2008

coloring and stories

We have observed some really encouraging things in the week we are back. The boys seem more focused with attempts at coloring than they ever were before. Though it had been part of a chart for rewards this summer, neither of them really wanted to color and they tended to scribble across the page. So seeing intention inside the objects to color looks like really big stuff to us!

And with the increased English the boys are now ready to have full stories read to them. One of our books with English fairy tales has 6 stories and within a couple of days being back Erik demanded that I read the whole thing- 6 stories in a row! we've heard of people who waited more than a year to be able to sit down and read to their internationally adopted children, so we feel blessed!

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