He will ask me to read a book over and over while he works on memorizing the lines repeating the words as I say them. I'm not sure how much of the story he gets; but I so very much enjoy the oppurtunity to cuddle up with him on the couch and enjoy a good read.
One of his very favorite books is 'Put me in the zoo!' which was so generously given to him by my cousin Shivani when we visited them in New York when Ishu was just 10 months old. When I thumbed through the book, I thought that it was more for an older child, but Ishu and I read through it multiple times almost every day. Now that I've studied it in depth, I can see why it's a classic. It has really neat illustrations, and the pictures help Ishu remember the words! And, apparently, it's pretty tasty too.
I'm so grateful to Shivani for giving it to us-- it was ishu's first non-board book!
This is a video of Ishu reading to himself. He's reading Curious George and the Bunny; where in George lets a baby bunny out of it's house, and it runs of like a shot, and then George find him again. See if you can pick out some of the words!