Sunday, January 17, 2010

James' first talk in Primary

Today was James' first talk in Primary. The topic was "Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love me." Yesterday we helped him decide what he wanted to say and we planned to have him hold the pictures while Ben whispered in his ear, but he informed us that he could 'do it all by himself!' He read his own talk in Primary. He was afraid of the microphone at first, but as soon as they turned it off, he did just fine. (I was teaching Gospel Doctrine so I couldn't be there to see it.)

We can't take credit for his reading; we continue to be amazed ourselves. I think it's a combination of Leap Frog DVDS, Starfall.com, Pbskids.com and his BIG OL' NOGGIN! The really good thing about him reading his own talk is that there was no room for improvisation. He didn't have a chance to say something embarrassing like, "My mommy likes to watch ICarly." or "My daddy snores like a chainsaw."

7 comments:

Karla said...

WOW! And he isn't even four yet! I am impressed! I teach the 6 year olds and some of them do not read as well!!!

Virginia said...

Carolyn, it is more than just cute. It is absolutely precious. I almost cried. I hope you can save that video for posterity. I want a copy too. Mom

The Waite Family said...

icarly ROCKS!!

Chris said...

I'm impressed! (and I'm not too easily impressed) You don't give yourself enough credit. Could be in the genes, could be your educational aura. :-) Keep up the good work! I tell my grandkids, "if you can read, you can learn to do ANYTHING" and I believe that is true.

J & K Shapiro said...

Wow James! I don't think he needs a football scholarship anymore, his brain will get him there easy!

Rhiannon said...

That is so cool! We love starfall.com and Leap Frog at our house. But no one was reading at 3 here! Way to go!

Cathy said...

I miss seeing y'all. James is amazing! (and growing soooo fast).