An Ardent Desire To Read

This adorable little girl is the daughter of a friend. She just celebrated her first birthday last month. As you can see from the photo below, she has an ardent desire to read. She reads her elder brother’s school books, Mom’s magazines, and Dad’s newspaper. She can’t read yet, but she thinks she knows how to read.

So the newspaper is upside down. But that doesn’t stop her from trying to read. If everyone else at home can read, well so can she!

Her mom complains that she’s hyperactive, her favorite activity being constantly jumping over furniture. But she doesn’t behave that way when there are guests in the house. Because then, she reads. She would show how important knowledge is to her.

So much to do, and so little time. She has to balance everything – rest, food, talk, play, bath, read – and growing up all at the same time!

For now, she has to read the latest news, for later it’s time to play.

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10 Responses to An Ardent Desire To Read

  1. marybabysteps says:

    Isn’t it eye-opening to see a child in a moment like this? It makes us really understand our responsiblity to nurture our little ones.

  2. Nisa says:

    Mashallah, Intelligent little girl! 😀
    Pretend-reading is a very positive sign in healthy minds among kids her age.

    Btw i stumbled onto ur blog from ur comments on jus’s blog.

  3. nadia says:

    Thank you, ladies, for dropping by and taking time out to leave a comment. Really appreciate it 🙂

  4. Hina says:

    So cute, mashaAllah! ^_^ She’s Matilda!

  5. nadia says:

    Yeah, she’ll be on her way to the library pretty soon 😉

  6. Masood says:

    Awesome!!! very very sweet

  7. Jus says:

    She looks big for a 1 year old. But then she’s from UAE.

  8. Jen E says:

    Oh that’s adorable! I hope Nisa is right about it being a sign of intelligence – I have a great pic of my son “reading” Parent’s Magazine a few months ago, so cute…

  9. nadia says:

    Thanks, Jen. I love kids pretending to be adults 🙂 They look so cute.

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