My little boy didn’t show the same interest in books as his sister did. For the longest time he wouldn’t sit still to be read to, thus shattering my happy mental images of snuggling with my two kids at night reading them stories (though I know it will happen one day!). Last summer he took to Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and Dr. Suess’ ABCs. The alphabet theme is apparent; he is obsessed with it.
Lately he has expanded his repertoire. I bought him a set of Dora and Blue’s Clues books I got from Costco. They are paperbacks with simple words and, being a big fan of both the coloured dog and the latino girl, they are big hits. He carries them around sometimes and often asks to have them read to him. Over and over again!
Seems my little fella is taking an interest in books himself. Nice to see, and not for any fears of him not reading at a certain age, but because of the joy of reading itself.