Wednesday, March 1, 2017

David Justin Urba - IS YOUR CHILD TOO WIGGLY TO READ?

Sitting still and listening to a story is a developmental skill that can be nurtured over time. Sometimes young children are just too full of energy to sit still and pay attention to a book. They’re like a basket full of puppies needing to wiggle, run and play. How will you ever instill a love of reading into your wiggly toddler or preschooler? Never fear. There are ways to give your child the freedom to work out the wiggles and still leave time for some snuggly reading time.

Here are 10 strategies that just might work for your little wiggler:

1. Be sure your child gets adequate active playtime before choosing to read. Children will be much more likely to manage quiet reading time if they’ve ‘used up their wiggles’ in vigorous play.

2. Choose naptime or bedtime as primary reading times. Your child is already sleepy and ready for cuddly quiet time. Some parents find that reading during bath time works well.

More at: http://www.calgaryschild.com/education/toddler-preschool/2183-is-your-child-too-wiggly-to-read-10-strategies-that-just-might-work-for-your-little-wiggler

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