Toddlers and Books
The other day I noticed something about my living room floor. It is always covered in books. Why might this be, you ask? I have a toddler who loves books. My daughter grabs her books more than toys. Even in the car, handing her a book provides more entertainment than a toy.
I say invest in books not toys. She is already reading books by herself. She points to the pictures and describes what is going on. Her love of books will last a lifetime, while her interest in toys is extremely short lived. You know how the box is always more fun to play with than the toy...well that's not true for books!
It is the neatest thing to watch her love of reading. I encourage this by getting lots of books from garage sales, and visiting the library every week. When she asks me to read a story with her, I make it a priority. I also show her how much I like to read. Most days I have my nose stuck in a book but make a point to put down the book (no matter how much I want to finish just one more chapter) and read a story with her.