Courtney - posted on 12/28/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )




I was just curious if anyone else has had this problem. I have been told over and over again to read, read, read, to my child, but she wont let me. If she has a book I try sitting her on my lap, and reading and she takes the book from me. I let her turn the pages, and I read them, even if they're not in the right order, and she still gets upset and takes the book away from me, and goes into another room. I try just reading out loud, and she'll crawl up on me and take it away from me. She just does not want me to read to her no matter what. I feel guilty since I'm not able to read to her it seems like. Any suggestions?


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Jessica - posted on 01/20/2010




I use fun voices when I read to my son. Maybe you could try to spice it up? lol! You could also try to have two copies of a book and have her follow along with her copy while you read your copy. That might be fun for her. I wouldn't worry about it too much though. Just keep trying and she might come around. And if it doesn't happen then it doesn't happen. It's not going to stunt her development or anything like that.

Katrese - posted on 01/11/2010




My little girl is the same way. We have even come up with book time for her. After her bath and once she has her pj's on she gets 30 minutes of book time. She sits in the middle of her bed with a stack of books (she picks them) and she looks at the pictures and we can even hear her talking to herself. It helps her unwind and she usually puts herself to sleep. I know the books and doctors stress reading but as we have found out each child is different.

Felicia - posted on 12/28/2009




My son won't let me read to him either. Try telling her "You do it" and see if she will "read" the book to you. It still helps with word recognition, and eventually she should let you read to her! I gave up trying to read to my son a long time ago. I'll save that for when he can sit still... lol. He still has about 100 books though, and sometimes he would rather just go off by hisself and look at them. Hey, as long as he is quiet, I won't complain!!!

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