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Mine tries to eat it. Or play with it. Rarely does he sit still enough for me to read a whole story to him, even though they're pretty short.
What does yours do??? Just curious.
krispylove:DD just got into books! She used to have to be in a calm mood to sit through a book, but now I can use it to distract her when she's fussy. She tries to open and close the book while I'm reading it and will cheerfully vocalize and smack the pages. I also put some cardbood books out for her to play with on her own, and she really likes the ones with photos of other babies. (I read somewhere that allowing them to play with books promotes reading, so of course I felt the need to try this!)
Oh good! I thought they'd sit still through it. I feel like he's probably not paying attention to me reading the story though and is more so paying attention to eating the book. Or closing it. Or just playing with it.
Now I'm pissed because the damn ice cream man is coming around now and DS is JUST drifting off (not related to the post but I had to tell someone!)
My DD closes most books and usually wants to eat or throw them too. However, she will sit by herself and thumb thru a book and empty her book basket all the time. I do sit w/ her at night and read the same book!!! I read two but lately she stops me in the midst of the first book to grab her favorite book and the one I read everynight. I love you through and through. It is a perfect short book and she turns each page. I have it memorized but still turn the pages and tonight she was babbling as I read, like she was reading w/ me. Really great book! :)
What you're describing is "pre-reading" and is perfectly normal. Babies should have lots of opportunities to play and experiment with (and chew on) books.
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DS will now sit on the mat and stare at the books, flip up flaps and turn pages.
I've been reading him books after bed time since he was about 3 months old. He seemed to like them when he was really young (and couldn't move), then from the time he started crawling, I would just read them and show him pages as he crawled around the room and did other things, and now suddenly he is attentive and loves them! I think it is the sudden interest in flipping flaps that got his attention... but even after I finish reading to him, he'll stay on his mat opening and closing books and looking at them for at least another ten minutes.