Me: "Baby L, where's your head?"
Baby L: "Het. Het. Het." (taps her head)
Me: "Where are your eyes?"
Baby L: "Eyes!" (She blinks really fast.)
Me: "Where are your ears?"
Baby L: (She responds by tugging her cute little ear lobes.)
Me: "Where are your hands?"
Baby L: "Heh. Heh." (She waves.)
Baby L: (She wiggles her fingers.)
Me: "Belly button?"
Baby L: (She points to her neck--which seems odd, but it's because in the book Where's Baby's Belly Button, Baby L lifts the flap on the belly button page, and the baby in the illustration has her hands pointing to her neck! Click on the link to see what I mean. It's adorable.)
Her cutest response of all?
Me: "Baby L, where are your toes?"
Baby L: Grabs her toes and says, "Wee wee wee!"
Note: The reading teacher in me is very proud of the text-self connections my baby girl is making here. Usually we think of readers bringing what they know from personal experience to help them understand books. Strong readers read a text and stop and think, "What does this remind me of?" But here, it's the other way around. It's as if Baby L is looking about her body, and thinking, "Hmm... what book does this remind me of?"