For both of Annabelle’s baby showers, guests brought their favorite storybook instead of a card. I remember carefully writing the name of each guest on the book’s inside cover, so she would always know where the book came from.
I LOVE reading, so naturally I couldn’t wait to open up one of Annabelle’s new books and get lost inside the story. When she was teeny tiny, she had no clue what was going on, so she sat while I read to her. But then, one day, she yelled when I opened the book. She cried and slapped the pages away. Honestly, Annabelle has never enjoyed reading until recently.
Annabelle always had better things to do, like push her baby in the stroller or throw her toys away in our garbage can. She would rather dance to her favorite song or try to climb on top of the toilet. I always thought it was funny when people posted statuses or pictures of them reading to their kids because mine didn’t have the patience to listen to a story.
Annabelle’s First Recognition of Reading Time
About a week ago, Annabelle said, “book” and pointed to the glider in her room. We rocked and read “Pajama Time!” She laughed and pointed at the pictures. She danced when I read, “Pajammie to the right, pajammie to the left.” When the book was over, she said, “More! More!” I literally read her the book SIX times, and had to stop on more than few pages to repeat the lines while she clapped and laughed.
How does your baby like you to read? My toddler likes me to read fast and she doesn’t care for long books. She hates when I turn the pages slowly, and often wants me to read the same few pages over and over again. I can’t believe how particular she is at the young age of 15 months, haha.
Sometimes my toddler likes to look at the book by herself. This melts my heart.
Does your toddler like books?