Books have become a new favorite of Calvin's lately. He has been bringing us books and excitedly jabbering to us making the "more" and "please" signs to asks us to read. When we say yes, he climbs onto our laps for the story. Sometimes he listens to the whole book (turning the pages quickly, of course), but he usually averages about 4 pages before heading off to find a different book to repeat the whole process with. The best part is Cal's enthusiastic climbing onto my lap, so I'm happy with the short attention span.
Last night and this morning, Calvin has been using books for the inevitable....building towers. The picture above is his tower from last night after dinner. This morning there was another book tower that cropped up on the bathroom rug as I was taking a shower. Cal carries one book at a time from the book shelf to the building site, and each trip back and forth could be described as a on-the-verge-of-tripping run/walk. Sometimes he holds the book with two hands at his chest, and about as much of time time, Cal carries the books over his head like a holy text. Though the focus changes when I turn on the camera, you can get an idea of how proud he is of his work in this video.
Calvin is just as happy about reshelving the books, one-by-one again, when I ask him to put the books back on the shelf. This whole building/deconstructing process takes quite awhile. Cal's attention span for building seems to be longer than his focus for reading books. Little busy-body.