My original idea was to talk to my grandmother about this. I tried and it just did not work. So then I figured i have a cousin I will ask him his thoughts on literacy.
Me: Do you know what books are?
J: Oh djo
Me: you just like the light don’t you?
J: ohh yo
Me: So you really like books ?
J: ohidis osdjoah … is doeas isdoa
Me: So amazing!
J: oos dos… is doe …is does doe eo
Me: That is so awesome!
J: -dances around-
While it was entertaining interviewing an 18 month old i knew i was getting nowhere. So i turned focus to his mother.
Me: So no I am going to ask similar questions with a change in the wording. When J gets older are you going to tell him about your efforts to learn to read and write?
K: Oh yeah!. I’m going to tell him like how it was a lot harder for us to learn to read and write. Well you had a lot of teachers who work with you and stuff I pretty sure by the time he’s in school there is not going to be one on one time there to help him read. I know that it is most likely going to go onto me. I’m going to try to teach him the importance of reading.