My 2 year old just does not sit still when I try to read to him. He wants to skip pages, hold the book, get another book, rip the pages, or just refuses to let me read to him. Any suggestions?Answer Question
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Answer by abelsmama07 at 1:36 PM on Nov. 15, 2009
First you need to choose the right type of books. If the attention span is very short pick books that have few words on a page maybe with lots of pictures. A couple favorites of my son's are "Snug House, Bug House" by Susan Schade or most of the Sandra Boynton board books (barnyard dance, oh my,oh my, oh dinosaurs, hippos go berserk). Keep the excitement in your voice and maybe point out things in the book (snug house bug house has a "baby" bug we always point out on each page)
Next you need the right time. Start with bed time or nap time, times that are normally relaxed and quiet. Then add other times when your child wants to read. My son will pick up books at random through out the day and crawl into my lap saying "read read"
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