My older daughter lives for reading, but the little one is a bit too wiggly to sit down with a book for any extended period of time. It’s just too … motionless. So when she says, “Mom, I’m bored!” and I answer with, “Go read a book,” she’s only out of my hair for about five minutes.
Well, I accidentally solved the problem the other day when I bought myself an exercise ball.
She read two books in one … er … bouncing. And this morning, she actually came to me–with the ball in her arms–and said, “Mom, can I read another book?”
Definitely works for me. Check out what works for Shannon!