Time to read: How to keep your toddler focused

Time to read: How to keep your toddler focused

If there is one important thing about parenting, we've been told that reading is one of the best things you can do for your kids. I always say no matter what kind of parent I am, I have done two things right, ignite a love for reading and drinking water in him. I know it sounds silly but I am damn proud of that. I noticed though as he's getting older, his attention span is shorter and the books are getting longer so I have to come up with creative ways to keep him focused. 

Here are three tricks I use to keep my son focused that you guys can use as well; 

1) Buy books of characters they are in love with at the moment. At the moment, we are still loving paw patrol and have a new found love for Moana. Whenever I ask him to pick a book he wants to read, best believe it is most likely a book about Paw Patrol rescuing someone and saving the day as usual, its amazing what those dogs can do. I mean, what would we do without them? lol

2) Whatever toys your little one plays with the most, buy books about that. My son loves all things about transportation. I wrote here about decorating my sons room with cars since he loves that the most. Give him a toy car and he's all set. Read a book on cars or trucks, he's tuned in from page 1 to the end. As I am typing this now, he just brought over a book on tractors called Mighty Machines. Which brings me to #3 on the list 

3) Pop Up books. I mean, even these books keep my interest. The pop ups are not only great for visual learning, they are perfect for 3 year olds who have about a billion questions to ask. They are great for more learning opportunities as you can use it as a tool to teach them more about whatever it is that popped up. 

I know this might sound like common sense but it makes reading a lot more enjoyable for us. Eventually I use this as a tool to draw him in then I read other books that do not fall into this category.  Happy reading. 

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An extra bonus. Sometimes we read children song books and we end up acting it out. Here we were singing ring around the rosy and you know how it ends. 

An extra bonus. Sometimes we read children song books and we end up acting it out. Here we were singing ring around the rosy and you know how it ends.