So your little babe would rather run circles around you then sit for an extended period of time and enjoy a book and a cuddle. That’s cool - we’ve got your back. Here are 5 strategies that can help create excitement around reading together in a calm manner.
The last thing you want is to find yourself feeling like reading time is a daunting task. Some kids just need a little bit more time to mature and increase their focus. Research suggests that dinnertime is equivalent to their age (so if they are 3 expect them to be able to sit at the table for 3 minutes) (SOURCE) This may apply to reading too. The last thing you want is to make reading a miserable experience for both of you. So, come back to it frequently and give them space when they need it.