Today reading books to babies and toddlers has become one most important and basic things. In order not to ruin their interest in reading we as parents must remember a few things. Let me highlight two important points :
1. Stop expecting/thinking that every page has to be read:- toddlers don’t have a lot of patience and remember you are not making them read to tell stories, it’s about exposing to new words. It’s also important that the toddler considers books are fun and treat them as toys.
2. Give them a chance to read all by themselves-don’t mock at the toddler. You don’t have to be the one reading always. Even if they are just mumbling listen to them. Let them turn pages, admire the visuals and let them do whatever they feel like. Remember to always be there for them and offer help when required/asked for.