When did your LO enjoy story time?

(20 Posts)
Pixienott0005 Tue 19-Apr-16 13:38:00

Mines 2, be still loses interest or pushes the book away!

TeaBelle Tue 19-Apr-16 13:40:04

Dd is 18 months - she enjoys looking at books in the day but only if she chooses to. Daytime books are solid card types, not paper so that she can turn pages etc

I read her bedtime story while she's in the bath so I have a captive audience!

ODog Wed 20-Apr-16 13:22:20

DS was about 18mo but was very specific about the choice of book. He is sometimes a bit more flexible now (nearly 2) but certain books still feature very frequently!

kiki22 Thu 21-Apr-16 10:11:12

Mine wasn't interested until after he went to nursery at 3 over the past year hes enjoyed it more and more, I worried it would hinder him but at 4.2 he is starting to learn phonics and starting to write words so I don't think its had a negative effect. I"m glad I waited for him to be interested and didn't push it tbh.

gatorgolf Sat 23-Apr-16 19:18:20

My ds wouldn't really listen to stories till he was about 3. He always liked books but just liked looking at the pics and turning pages before then. He was an early reader and is now one of the top readers at school so it didn't do him any harm

PurpleRibbons Sat 23-Apr-16 19:21:42

She's enjoyed picture books (the "Baby's First Word" type) since she was about 18 months. She started to listen to stories a few months later but I couldn't tell you whether she understands them! She joins in the simple books like Dear Zoo and Spot

mrsmeerkat Sat 23-Apr-16 19:24:07

mine is nearly three and while he loves books and the pictures, he is only starting to sit for long enough to enjoy them. But he can recite them back now (little that's not my ... books)

Roseberrry Sat 23-Apr-16 19:32:08

My first loved a story with his bottle from about 15 months, he still loves reading now.

My second is nearly 2 and has always hated story time. I hope he likes it soon, I miss it!

winchester1 Sat 23-Apr-16 20:14:26

Mines coming up to.three and has o ly just started sitting and listening to.the that's not my books and joining in the words ish.

Mrsw28 Tue 26-Apr-16 19:32:30

My DS is 2.4 and had only really enjoyed proper stories for the last couple of months (Gruffalo, room on the broom etc length), he will now sit and listen and join in but before he didn't really have the attention span for it. We've read "that's not my..." Books since 6 months ish and he reads them beautifully with intonation (in his on way, I'm not saying his pronunciation is amazing!!) now and he likes to show 7 month old DD.

Thebookswereherfriends Tue 26-Apr-16 19:42:01

My DD enjoyed books from the word go! I would say at about 8 months she started trying to turn pages, I could sit her on the floor with a couple of board books and she would look through them! It's still her very favourite activity (3.5yrs) and she would have us reading to her for hours at a time.
I love books and just always read to her as part of a bedtime routine and any time we needed a quiet time.

Cathead Tue 26-Apr-16 19:43:21

Dd is 18 Months she loves looking at lift the flap books and her 100 words book but her attention span is too short to listen to the story so I just point to the pictures and talk about the bits she is interested in.

She will listen to a made up story going to bed when she's sleepy and has done for a long time.

lazyminimoo Tue 26-Apr-16 19:45:56

Mines 3 an not very interested in books i have tried but he's like his dad i guess his dad hates reading

flingingmelon Tue 26-Apr-16 19:45:58

DS has been very into books since I can remember. Although at the beginning it was mainly just to suck at them.

I've just had to do bed time with no books for the first time in forever as I've lost my voice. DS so upset I gave him a biscuit to make up for it. That'll be me lined up for the mum of the year award sad

neversleepagain Tue 26-Apr-16 20:34:50

Mine love stories and have enjoyed bedtime stories from very little. They are 3.7 and can sit through a pretty long and detailed story now.

purpleme12 Tue 26-Apr-16 23:52:29

Mine has not been interested in books at all apart from two. Would just shut then if you got them out and played instead. But she's now 2 and a half and she's just started to like them although mainly at bedtime. It's literally all of a sudden

DontBuyANewMumCashmere Wed 27-Apr-16 00:03:01

DD was turning pages (with help) around 6 months and every night had a short story (Each Peach, Ten Little Fingers kind of length) from about 4 months.
She has two shelves of books under the coffee table and takes them out and reads them on her own or gets me to read them.
She chooses her own bed time story now at 16mo and could happily sit for 10mins or more with a story. Think Gruffalo is a bit too long, still, we do shorter stories but big books with paper pages.

Tbh if she didn't enjoy looking at books on her own I'd have to do hours more thinking of what to do every bloody day, she really loves books!

Peasandsweetcorn Wed 27-Apr-16 00:10:19

DD always liked listening to stories, looking at books and "reading". DS is coming up to 4 and has suddenly become interested in books. I have always read him a story every night but, even if he had been sat on my knee, I knew he wasn't listening or paying attention. DD's phonics, vocabulary and general understanding of the world was much more extensive at this age than DS's is.

ImogenTubbs Wed 27-Apr-16 07:57:32

DD is 2.8yo and has loved books since she was tiny. Quite often now if I leave her to play in her room for five mins I'll come back to find her surrounded by a pile of books, 'reading'. Takes all sorts though!

cuntinghomicidalcardigan Wed 27-Apr-16 08:03:38

Dd used to fall asleep if you read to her from about 4 weeks old! She liked turning pages, chewing and looking at books from about 4 mo when she could sit up and has listened to stories and looked at the pictures since around then. She's now 3.5 and enjoying listening to Roald Dahl and famous five type stories. Ds is 18 mo and has just started enjoying books like Julia Donaldson stories and anything with pictures of cars in.

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