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.