DS tunes out during story time. - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 5 Old 11-04-2010, 12:56 AM - Thread Starter
 
davidsmom184's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 44
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Whenever I read to DS, he just tunes out and plays with a toy vehicle. Should I bother with storytime? The speech therapist says to keep doing it, but I don't know if he gets any benefit. He has yet to speak at age level. (he's 2.5 years old)
davidsmom184 is offline  
#2 of 5 Old 11-04-2010, 11:04 AM
 
Linda on the move's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: basking in the sunshine
Posts: 10,675
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 67 Post(s)
I vote to keep doing it. He's most likely still getting a lot out of it, even if he is playing at the same time.

Does he like lift the flap books or books with textures at all? Books about things (trucks, animals, etc) more than stories?

but everything has pros and cons  shrug.gif

Linda on the move is online now  
#3 of 5 Old 11-04-2010, 11:21 AM
 
ASusan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Midwest
Posts: 4,913
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
As long as he isn't making sounds that drown you out, I would continue.

DS, 10/07. Allergies: peanut, egg, wheat. We've added dairy back in. And taken it back out again. It causes sandpaper skin with itchy patches and thrashing during sleep. Due w/ #2 late April, 2012.

ASusan is offline  
#4 of 5 Old 11-04-2010, 11:26 AM - Thread Starter
 
davidsmom184's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 44
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Well, once DH was reading a pop up book about cars, that I got from the library and DS actually got interested but then grabbed and ripped out a 'pop up'.

Thanks for your responses!
davidsmom184 is offline  
#5 of 5 Old 11-04-2010, 12:09 PM
 
aspeechthx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Ohio
Posts: 23
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Modify your "reading" to whatever level your child is ready for. It may not mean reading the words of the book at all, but just turning the pages of a board book as you say "turn, turn, turn... all done!" Even skip some pages to make him successful but try to keep him a little longer each time, if you can! Sometimes it is a challenge to get kids to look at books so we don't want to expect too much at first, such as really reading all of the words/story to them. I always try to make any activity (reading, bubbles, blocks,...) as simple, fun and interactive as possible so they will want to stay in the interaction. The sillier, the better!
HTH!
aspeechthx is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off