I can not get Charlie to sit still for the life of me. If you look at my Google browsing history, you will find one too many open tabs asking ‘why my child is the energizer bunny’. I honestly thought there was something wrong with her. Turns out I’m just a first-time mom. She’s a completely normal, rambunctious 15-month-old.
Both my husband and I grew up being read to. We are lucky in that we had fun parents that pulled out the cool voice effects and grand theatrics. We have fond memories of our bedtime routines; so when we had Charlie we agreed that we wanted to pass that tradition on.
Unfortunately for us, we aren’t quite at the chapter book stage. We are at the ‘I’ll sit for a few moments while you get half a sentence in and then flip three pages forward’ stage. BUT we did manage to pin down a few board books that she will sit through that are both interactive and hold her attention.
Let’s talk belly-buttons. A favorite in our house right now. We spend plenty of hours lifting up our t-shirts to show them off and talk about them at length. Our kid is obsessed. These two books are interactive and crack her up while teaching her anatomy. Mom win-win!
Next up is actually a set of 3 books. I love these because they are great visual tool. They offer shapes, animals, and words. It’s an easy way to incorporate two sensory types of learning into your daily routine. After all, they say toddlers are all about repetition!
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