The Problem with Reading
So said my overstimulated eight-year-old.
At first I chuckled at the cuteness of his problem. Then I shared it with some friends and they got me thinking more deeply about it. There is, in fact, a huge increase in info-processing as a person transitions from non-reading to reading. It makes total sense that a child could be overwhelmed, doesn’t it?
I’ve been chewing on that fact for the past week. It’s not anything to act on, of course, it’s just one of those amazing things our children remind us grown-ups about. Luckily, my boy may get overwhelmed but he still can’t stop opening the books. Walking to school . . . over a bowl of Cheerios . . . in bed with a flashlight . . . even hanging off chairs. You go, my little reader!