I don't think you are doing anything wrong. Most normal, healthy toddlers will NOT sit still to be read to or sit still for lessons.
Every single thing in the world is new and interesting so his attention bounces from thing to thing - just like any normal, bright toddler. This can be very frustrating to parents who tell their toddler to "listen". Guess what... he is listening. Just not to you. It might be a truck in the distance that has grabbed his attention or a dog barking a few doors down. But he is listening. The ability to determine the priority of WHAT to listen to takes time and doesn't kick in for a year or two yet.
From everything I've read and from talking to several other moms, some kids just don't speak that early. They are normal, healthy, bright kids. They can hear and understand. They just aren't that interested in talking.
at 4:39 PM on Dec. 8, 2008