Welcome back readers! I recently received an email from a mum, about her 2.5 year old daughter, who is reluctant to sit down and enjoy a book. This mama was concerned that her daughter was missing out on valuable learning time and started to worry that she was losing opportunities to build her vocab. We talked about the ways she could engage her child, and encourage her to explore the books without running off, screaming or being difficult.
Here are some tips we talked about for engaging her reluctant young reader (Aged 1-5).
* only read short board books. Keep the whole thing short and sharp.
* Allow your child to choose the book. But only let them choose from about 3 or so. That way they don’t get overwhelmed or distracted.
Give some of these tips a go. They may work for your reluctant young reader. If they don’t work, please feel free to email me and we can come up with some new ideas.