Sara - posted on 09/13/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )
My son is 17 months old and has an amazing attention span with his toys, but I struggle to get him to sit with me to read a book, even a short story. I worry that it's because I've not been consistent with reading to him on a regular basis. I've also noticed kids in his toddler's class at church (who are about 6-8 months older) will sit and pay attention to the teacher when she's telling a story, but he's off playing, doing his own thing. Is there anything that I can do to help him pay better attention, and sit and read with me more?
Along with the not being consistent about reading, I have also not worked with him very much on his body parts, the only thing he knows is his nose. I am trying to work with him more, but again, because it's not what he's interested in at the moment, he won't hang out long enough for me to work on these things. Any suggestions?