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.


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHonestly, I have no idea how much he understood or how much he has absorbed, but still, I faithfully read to him daily (minus weekends), in hope he learns something.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOf 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?).

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOf course, there are lovely moments when he would just lie down by my side as I read (though, they are very rare moments).

Anyhow, I will persevere. I did that with Sonia and I would do the same with Arnold.

Aza aza fighting!

About me

Hello! I'm Winnie! First, a wife to my hub, Edmund. Then a mum to my gems, Sonia and Arnold. Together we form WESA. Everything written in this blog space is about us - it's a family affair! Here I share snippets of our everyday kind of life and adventures. I love motherhood, family, children, playdates, travel, parties and simple joy.


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