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Books at one year old

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timealone Sat 10-Oct-15 21:37:12

Wondering if any other parents could share their experience with reading books to their one year olds? DS is 13 months, and up until about a month ago he liked books, enjoyed turning the pages and looking at the pictures. However, he then started to walk and now has no attention span for books (or toys for that matter!). I still read to him at bedtime, but during this time he wanders around the room, pulling clothes out of drawers etc. Occasionally he will bring a book over to me, but as soon as I start reading he wanders off. I just want to know that this is normal!

Thebookswereherfriends Sat 10-Oct-15 21:41:43

It's perfectly normal! Children that age don't have a huge attention span, their too busy learning what everything does. In the evening we always had milk with the story, so our Dd would sit during the drinking of the milk. Just keep at it, short books with interesting pics.

Thebookswereherfriends Sat 10-Oct-15 21:42:16

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timealone Sat 10-Oct-15 22:56:03

Thanks :-)

Littlef00t Sun 11-Oct-15 14:06:13

Yep dd didn't play with a single toy or book while she was learning to walk and exploring I swear! Once they settled down she got into books far more than she ever was.

Frizzyliz Sun 11-Oct-15 23:00:30

Dd was the same. Once they learn something it's all about that thing for a while. She walked at 14 months but now at 22 months she could sit for an hour reading books with me as it's something she really loves.

Fresh01 Mon 12-Oct-15 21:23:46

Trying to walk is more interesting at the moment. We found board books with flaps or moving parts held interest for longer eg Dear Zoo.

We have always just kept to the routine of bath, teeth, story then bed - even now we have to read different stories to 3 out of the 4 of them (eldest can read to herself). If you keep doing it the interest comes back.

As he starts getting a bit older ask him to pick the book. Start with from a choice of say 3 rather than a whole shelf! They like having a choice from a young age.

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