Kyla - posted on 07/07/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
I feel like this is a trite thing to write about but I truly do not know what to do. My 29 month old daughter and I were just reading books together in the recliner. First we checked out our book, looking at the pictures and talking out them and then I began reading from the beginning. About four pages in, she starts trying to turn the page and shut the book in mid sentence. I held the page and continued reading. In the past I have allowed her to run the show; I let her turn the pages when she wanted to and we didn't succeed in reading the story from front to back. I want storytime to be enjoyable for her. But I feel like I should have control of the book. I want to teach her that a book is read from front to back and to focus on the story. I try to make the story entertaining for her using different voices and using inflection in my voice. What does a good mom do? Assume control or allow her to turn pages when she wants?