Reading to a toddler who won’t sit still is can feel impossible. We’re trying to expose them to a key developmental aspect but they’re not eager to sit and listen. Reading to children is important for development as well as creating a future love for reading, so I’m sharing tips for how to read to wiggly kids.
Why read to a toddler?
We all know how important it is to read to our children. The studies are endless on the infinite benefits a child receives from being read to.
- Increase vocabulary.
- Stir a love of reading.
- Understanding the concept of reading quicker,
- Understanding words are made of sounds.
Reading to a Squirmy toddler
Around 11 months old, my son decided that he had no desire to be read to whatsoever. There was a whole world to explore!
He was just learning to walk, getting into everything, and he had no time to sit in my lap and quietly listen to a story.
For a few months, I gave up trying, because each time it would end in screams, squirming out of my lap, and bolting for the door before I could even close the book. It was frustrating, and I felt like I was failing my child as a mother.[Read more…]