I admit that I don’t read to C as often as I would like to.  It’s difficult to find value in reading to a toddler who just wants to turn the pages or loses interest in sitting still after 30 seconds.

The other day I decided to just start reading to him as I was sitting on the floor with him.  I let him go off and play next to me, but I kept on reading.  I watched him and noticed that every 15-30 seconds, he’d look over at me and examine the page of the book.  That’s the sign I needed – now I know that he’s listening even if he’s not sitting in my lap fully engaged in the story.  I guess there is merit in reading to an adventurous toddler, even when you don’t think he’s paying attention. 🙂

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