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Story time

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edited June 2014 in September 2013 Moms
How many times a day do you read to your LO and when you do read to them how many books do you read?

DD is unbelievably interested in books and hearing me read the last couple weeks, I usually read 4 or 5 short books and most of the time I read them all twice. Every time I put the books away she gets so upset and cries the saddest cry!

I'm curious how you ladies do story time.. Any good book suggestions?

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    @Happy_Yahoo_Personaler‌ That does sound like a cute book, we're pretty big Disney fans! I'll have to look into it :)
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    Some days we read 5-6 stories, other days none. I read to both my girls together but it's a challenge to keep LO interested and not chewing the books. We stick to board books. Virtually indestructible.

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    I try with my LO, but he just wants to move. He usually tries to eat them and rip them from my hands. My daycare provider does story time every day, so he is familiar with books and knows how to hold them, turn pages, but just isn't patient enough to sit still for long.
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    We read after the first morning bottle and then before bed if she's not too tired. She loves her books, especially the ones with vibrant colors.
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    We used to read daily but now he just wants to eat the books. I hope when he's a little older we can start again.
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    I really don't read to my youngest right now.  my two year old I read 2-3 books before bed and on the weekends before naps.  I had to put a limit on it because he would have me read 47 books and to be honest I think it is less to do with him loving books and more to do with it being a stall tactic.  
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    We tried the reading at bedtime thing. We really did. But she's a creature of habit so she likes the sequence of bathtime, bottle, and then falling asleep on me before i put her in her crib. If i try to get a book in after bathtime but before bottle she lasts 2 pages. The days that we managed to find time and do it before her bath she does better so I think I need to try and do that more. She tends to stare at me and the voices i make instead of the books although she has learned to turn the page. So I'd say that we read maybe 3 books a week. I am a huge reader too so I want to expose her early but at this point I'm fine being more flexible with it. 
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    We read every night before bedtime usually 4 or 5 shorter board books. She sits in my lap on the rocking chair and will usually sit still. She loves to turn the pages. During the day she likes to play with them.
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    triplea598  dont feel bad...I felt the same way with DS.  I never read to him and probably didn't read to him regularly until he was 18 months-ish.  Reason was #1 he wouldn't sit still for a second prior to that and #2 he would have rather eat the book then listen to my voice for five minutes.  I was always wondering how all these friends of mine were reading to their kids because it just never happened for us until he was older. 
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    @RedDDD said:
    triplea598  dont feel bad...I felt the same way with DS.  I never read to him and probably didn't read to him regularly until he was 18 months-ish.  Reason was #1 he wouldn't sit still for a second prior to that and #2 he would have rather eat the book then listen to my voice for five minutes.  I was always wondering how all these friends of mine were reading to their kids because it just never happened for us until he was older. 
    Same here. DH would like for me to read to her, but she's not interested right now. I'm an avid reader, and I'm not worried about it right now.

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    DS has some books in his toy baskets that he will pull out during the day. If he does I usually talk to him about the pages. He really likes the touch and feel books and the first words books which are just lots of photos. He will hold them turn pages and touch the pages. 
    We read as part of our bedtime routine. (usually laying in my bed) Our bedtime routine is eat, books, bath, lotion, eat, songs. Sometimes we have books with songs at the end too.
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    Story time is a hit or miss. LO usually tries to eat the pages or will try to flip the pages back to the beginning of the book. She usually doesn't pay attention and if I try to sit her in my lap she will squirm, wiggle and crawl away. I find that right when she gets up from a nap or first thing in the morning is the best time to read to her because she is bit more mellow. I don't force it though and will abort if she gets fussy because I don't want her to associate reading with any negativity.
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    We try to do a book every day but sometimes miss it.

    Do you have a barnes and noble by you? Ours has story time twice a week. I bring him to that when I can, he loves to see the other kids and is a bit young for it but loves to go and sits and watches with such eager interest and enthusiasm.
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    We usually read 1-2 books during playtime, and then one at bedtime. LO loves books (sometimes to listen to/look at, sometimes to eat).When we are reading during the day, I do board books because she loves to hold them and turn the pages. She loves the giant board book version of Brown Bear Brown Bear because it's so clear and bright. She also really likes Peek a Who. At bedtime, DH and I alternate who reads to her while the other gives her her bottle. She looks at the books but doesn't make any indication of liking any book more than another, but mommy and daddy like the Pete the Cat books and the If You Give Moose a Muffin type books. I have a book from my childhood that is a collection of all of the classic Winnie the Pooh stories and poems. I have such great memories of my dad reading to me from that book- I can't wait until LO is old enough to start that. 

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    We read a few times a week.  I feel pretty guilty about that since I am a kindergarten teacher.  Before having him I had visions of frequently reading to my baby and always reading before bedtime.  But once I had him reality hit.  For one he just associates the rocker with nursing so he wants nothing to do with reading before bedtime.  He also has not shown that much of an interest in books.  Every once in awhile we get through a book.  My LO just wants to be on the move!  He does have this Indestructable book that he really likes....one time we give it to him is when we go out to dinner.  It is like his own menu!  He likes to eat it but does flip though the pages.  I just started taking him to the library last week for storytime.  He seems to like that a bit more since it is more interactive.
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    I should look into a story time at our library since she's been loving our story time at home. We don't have a Barnes and noble unfortunately.
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