Around here we have a strict rule about not letting Bunny watch television. Yes, there are days, especially yesterday, where I really wanted to turn on the television so that she would stop doing things like spitting (anyone have ideas on how to stop that?), opening drawers and throwing things out, climbing on the dining table, and laughing hysterically because she thought it was all funny. I must also mention the tantrums and the screaming. Ah, so these are the terrible twos that we will be seeing this year. 🙂
Instead, we spend most of our days reading books. Usually once a week I take her to one of our local libraries for story time. We are blessed to live in a part of town that has 4 different libraries within 15 minutes from us.
I am not sure if Bunny really likes the story time at the library, but she loves getting her hand stamped from the librarian at the end.
I usually choose about 4 books to check-out. When we get home, I show her the books and ask if she wants to read any.
She totally judges the book by the cover. There are a couple that she refused to look at. I had to flip through some of the pages to show her and if the illustrations are interesting enough, she will sit and read it with me.
It is interesting to see what books catch her eye, and which ones she wants to read over and over and over. There are a couple that I am beyond sick of reading, so I have put them in her bedroom and leave it to Brian to read them to her for her bedtime routine! (Ha! I laugh like a loon when she picks up one of those books to give to Brian at night. He glares at me.)
I started keeping a list on my goodreads account on books that Bunny dis/likes. I should add the ratings on those books are not my opinion, but Bunny’s. I thought it would be fun to track what books she is drawn to.