Cultivating reading habits
Arnold is almost eleven months old and he (obviously) doesn’t know how to read but I tried introducing new books to him daily (minus weekends). Cultivating reading habit should start young! While he doesn’t know how to read, I want him to at least get familiar with books and learn how to flip the pages. I want him to understand that we read books from left to right, not the other way round. That reading is fun and interesting. That it teaches you knowledge and knowledge is valuable.
Of course, he wouldn’t sit or lie still as I read to him. He would snatch the book from me and place them in his mouth. Then I would have taken it back from him and tell him not to bite them. And these actions will ‘replay’ until he loses his cool and burst into tears. Then… I had to pacify him and try reading again. But if he’s sleepy or hungry, I wouldn’t take the chance (no point, right?).
Anyhow, I will persevere. I did that with Sonia and I would do the same with Arnold.
Aza aza fighting!