Tuesday, May 31, 2011
I've read to her while she is playing but invariably she gets frustrated. I've tried rocking with her and reading, which Buddy loves, but she would listen to two pages and squirm out of my arms. Finally, at lunch one day, while Sweetpea was busily eating, I grabbed a library book and started reading. She was enthralled. Her hands were busy as she ate but she was completely focused on the book.
So this is our new way to read. I don't necessarily get to eat my lunch while they eat but that is okay. Buddy loves it since he would read all day long if my voice would hold up and Sweetpea listens intently. We read all of our library books today at lunch without any fussing or squirming. Here is a picture of Sweetpea enjoying her dessert as we read.