Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
Today I'll be sharing with you about how to entertain your child who will be turning two years old. Now is the right time to introduce stories to her. It's quite an easy task only that you need a lot of patience. Before you took her to the wonderful world of stories, you need to remember a few important things. Let's see...
There are two important things to remember about reading stories.
- the experience should be enjoyable for your child, and
- the child needs help with her story memory.
After spending a few minutes on this, read the story again (if it's short) in the usual way. Next time, focus on something else, an event, like why all the puppies fell out of the boat. What made that happen? So on and on.
See, it's not difficult at all to start reading story to your child. You just need 10 to 20 minutes for this. Insya-Allah your child will be looking forward for more reading and stories soon.
Ref: Growing a Reader from Birth, McGuinsess, D. (2004). London: W. W. Norton & Company.