Puppets! Jake is really into puppets right now because they are used at our Story Time at the library. We have an amazing library that provides story time twice a day, 3 days a week. There are two actors at a time and one goes behind the stage to "be" a puppet while the other reads a story. Jacob gets so excited for the random puppets to come out and he will sit memorized the entire time.
Although I have tried to act out stories with the puppets, Jake only wants to use the puppets to read stories as they are done in the library. Whenever I read a story he pulls out the puppets and uses them to talk about the story. Then after I am finished he hands me a puppet and he reads a story.
He has even started changing his voice for the sound of the puppet. He mostly copies things the puppets at the library say but it is all part of the learning process. I love that he relates the puppets to reading and that he wants to take turns with the puppets and the reading! Fun times!!