Welcome, Guest.
Please sign in or you can click here to register an account for free.
Did not receive activation email?

Refer-a-Friend and earn loyalty points!
[05 Apr] BrillKids HQ is relocating: there may be minor shipping delays (More...)

[17 Jan] Looking for WINK TO LEARN coupons? New coupons now available for redemption! (More...)

[22 Jul] More SPEEKEE coupons available at the BrillKids Redemption Center! (More...)

[22 Mar] Important Announcement Regarding License Keys and Usage of BrillKids Products (More...)

[26 Feb] MORE Wink to Learn coupons available at the BrillKids Redemption Center! (More...)

[08 Jun] NEW: Vietnamese Curriculum for Little Reader! (More...)

[15 May] Hello Pal Social Language Learning App Has Launched! (More...)

[3 Mar] Update: Hello Pal now Beta Testing! (What We've Been Up To) (More...)

[11 Feb] Sign up for our Little Reader Vietnamese Beta Testing Program! (Sign ups open until FEB. 15, 2015 ONLY!) (More...)

[26 Jan] More Wink to Learn coupons available at our Redemption Center! (More...)

[18 Nov] Get your Arabic Curriculum for Little Reader! (More...)

[21 Oct] EEECF News: Get 30% Off from Hoffman Academy! (More...)

[22 Sep] The EEECF is now registered in the UN and we now accept donations! (More...)

[13 Aug] The Early Education for Every Child Foundation (EEECF) is now a registered charity on AMAZON SMILE! (More...)

[12 Aug] ALL-NEW Transportation & Traffic Category Pack for Little Reader!(More...)

[21 Jul] Get 10% off our NEW Actions and Motions Category Pack for Little Reader! (More...)

[14 Jul] Get 10% off BrillKids Books! IT'S THE BRILLKIDS SUMMER BOOK SALE! (More...)

[25 Jun] BrillKids store and website now available for viewing in Arabic! (More...)

[09 Jun] Get your Russian Curriculum for Little Reader! 10% off introductory price! (More...)

[09 May] Free Little Reader, Price Changes, and Promotional Discounts! (More...)

[28 Apr] Get BabyPlus Discount Coupons at the BrillKids Coupon Redemption Center (More...)

[13 Mar] Get your FREE Chinese Curriculum Update for Little Reader! (More...)

[20 Feb] FINALLY, introducing our Spanish Curriculum for Little Reader! (More...)

[24 Feb] We're looking for Content Checkers and Testers for our Arabic Curriculum! (More...)

[10 Feb] Volunteer with the Early Education for Every Child Foundation (EEECF) (More...)

[24 Jan] Check out our NEW Thai Curriculum Pack for Little Reader! (More...)

[20 Jan] Get Discounts from BrillKids Product Partners! (More...)

[10 Jan] Introducing our New Category Pack: Exotic & Wild Animals! (More...)

[27 Nov] Sign up for our LR Spanish Beta Testing Program (LIMITED SLOTS ONLY!) (More...)

[19 Dec] Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! NOTE: BrillKids office closed on holidays (More...)

[16 Oct] Announcing the WINNERS of our BrillKids Summer Video Contest 2013! (More...)

[04 Oct] Get Little Reader Touch on your Android device! (More...)

[19 Jul] BrillKids products now available for purchase at our Russian Online Store! (More...)

[31 Jul] BrillKids Video Contest Summer 2013 - Deadline EXTENDED to August 31st! (More...)

[20 Jun] Join the BrillKids Video Contest Summer 2013! (More...)

[17 Jun] India Partners: BrillKids products now once again available in India! (More...)

[22 Apr] Little Reader Touch Version 2 Now Available (More...)

[21 Mar] French Curriculum available now for Little Reader! (More...)

[16 Apr] Spain Partners: BrillKids products now Online in Spain! (More...)

[07 Feb] Update to Little Math Version 2 now! (More...)

[07 Feb] Check out the *NEW* BrillKids Downloads Library! (More...)

[27 Feb] Singapore Partners: BrillKids products now Online in Singapore! (More...)

[20 Feb] Vietnam Partners: BrillKids products now Online in Vietnam! (More...)

[22 Jan] Important: About Sharing License Keys (More...)

[07 Nov] Update to Little Reader v3! (More...)

[19 Oct] We're Looking for Translators for our Little Reader Software (More...)

[15 Oct] More Right Brain Kids coupons available at our Redemption Center! (More...)

[25 Sep] CONTEST: Get A Free Little Musician by helping EEECF reach your friends and colleagues! (More...)

[17 Sep] Give a child the gift of literacy this Christmas: 20,000 children need your help! (More...)

[29 Aug] Little Musician wins Dr. Toy Awards! (More...)

[29 Aug] VIDEOS: Perfect Pitch at 2.5y, and compilation of Little Musician toddlers! (More...)

[09 Aug] Get Soft Mozart Coupons from the Points Redemption Center! (More...)

[03 Aug] Welcome NEW FORUM MODERATORS: Mela Bala, Mandabplus3, Kerileanne99, and Kmum! (More...)

[03 Aug] Winners of the Little Reader Video Contest (Part 5)! (More...)

[25 Jul] Bianca's Story - What happens 10+ years after learning to read as a baby/toddler (More...)

[27 Jun] Updates on our Early Education for Every Child Foundation (EEECF) (More...)

[27 Jun] Join the Little Reader Video Contest (Part 5) (More...)

[04 Jun] Being a Successful Affiliate - Now easier than ever before! (More...)


[30 Apr] Winners of the Little Reader Video Contest! (More...)

[28 Apr] The Early Education for Every Child Foundation - Help Us Make a Difference (More...)

[20 Apr] Little Reader Curricula on your iPad or iPhone - now possible with iAccess! (More...)

[12 Apr] LITTLE MUSICIAN - now in OPEN BETA TESTING (with a complete curriculum) (More...)

[12 Mar] *NEW* Little Reader Content Packs now available! (More...)

[01 Feb] Join the March 2012 Homeschooling Contest: Create a Monthly Theme Unit! (More...)

[27 Jan] Join the BrillKids Foundation as a Volunteer! (More...)

[20 Jan] BrillKids Featured Parent: Tonya's Teaching Story (More...)

[17 Dec] Dr. Richard Gentry joins the BrillKids Blog Team! (Read Interview on Early Reading) (More...)

[08 Dec] Little Reader Touch promo EXTENDED + Lucky Draw winners (More...)

[01 Dec] Affiliate Success Story - How Elle Made $4,527 in Sales in just 30 days (More...)

[22 Nov] Little Reader Touch now available in the App Store! (More...)

[09 Nov] Winners of the September 2011 Video Contest (More...)

[01 Nov] Another free seminar and updates from Jones Geniuses (More...)

[16 Sep] SPEEKEE is now a BrillKids partner product! Get Speekee coupons at the Coupon Redemption Center! (More...)

[02 Sep] Little Reader Wins Another Two Awards! (Mom's Best Award & TNPC Seal of Approval) (More...)

[05 Aug] Little Reader Deluxe Wins the Tillywig Brain Child Award! (More...)

[28 Jul] LITTLE MUSICIAN beta-testing NOW OPEN! - Sign up here. (More...)

[14 Jul] Little Reader Wins Another Award! (PTPA Seal of Approval) (More...)

[13 Jul] Jones Geniuses FREE Seminars & news of Fall classes (More...)

[30 Jun] Little Reader Wins 2011 Creative Child Awards! (More...)

[11 May] The *NEW* Little Reader Deluxe - now available! (More...)

[06 May] Do you blog about early learning? - Join the BrillKids Blogger Team! (More...)

[21 Apr] Aesop's Fables vol. 2 - *NEW* Storybooks from BrillKids! (More...)

[15 Apr] BrillKids Foundation - Help Us Make a Difference (More...)

[08 Apr] Get READEEZ Discount Coupons at the Forum Shop! (More...)

[06 Apr] The new Parents of Children with Special Needs board is now open! (More...)

[06 Apr] Join the Jones Geniuses online workshop for BrillKids members this April 21st! [FULLY BOOKED] (More...)

[04 Apr] Get TUNE TODDLERS Discount Coupons at the Forum Shop! (More...)

[21 Mar] BrillKids Discount Coupons - Finally Here! (More...)

[21 Mar] BrillKids on Facebook... We've MOVED! (More...)

[15 Mar] Get KINDERBACH Discount Coupons at the Forum Shop! (More...)

[08 Mar] WINNERS OF THE VIDEO CONTEST: You, Your Baby and Little Reader Part 2! (More...)

[07 Mar] Please welcome our NEW FORUM MODERATORS: Skylark, Tanikit, TmS, and TeachingMyToddlers! (More...)

[22 Feb] Do you BLOG? Join the BrillKids Blogger Team! (More...)

[11 Feb] Affiliate Program – Use BrillKids Banners to promote your affiliate link in your blogs and websites! (More...)

[31 Jan] Important: Please Upgrade to Little Reader v2.0 (More...)

[26 Jan] BrillKids Blog - Criticisms of Teaching Your Baby To Read (More...)

[21 Jan] Share your Little Reader Success Story! (More...)

[08 Jan] Little Reader available on the iPad today! (More...)

[17 Dec] Aesop's Fables vol. 1 - New storybooks from BrillKids! (More...)

[13 Dec] Infant Stimulation Cards - New at the BrillKids Store! (More...)

[08 Dec] Christmas Sale: Give the gift of learning with BrillKids! (More...)

[29 Nov] Upgrade to Little Reader 2.0 [BETA] Now! (More...)

[19 Nov] Get Discounts for products from JONES GENIUSES! (More...)

[17 Nov] Join the HOMESCHOOLING CONTEST: Create a Monthly Theme Unit! (More...)

[08 Nov] Piano Wizard Academy Offer - Exclusive to BrillKids Members! (More...)

[23 Oct] Should music be a birthright? Is music education for everyone? (More...)

[20 Oct] Introducing the BrillKids Presentation Binder Set! (More...)

[12 Oct]Get to Know Other BrillKids Parents in Your Area (More...)

[14 Sep] Teaching your kids about music - Why is it important? (More...)

[10 Sep] The new ENCYCLOPEDIC KNOWLEDGE Collaborations board is now open! (More...)

[10 Sep] Meet other BrillKids Members In Your Area! (More...)

[27 Aug] Traditional Chinese Curriculum Add-On Pack for Little Reader - Now Available! (More...)

[20 Aug] Little Reader Chinese Curriculum Add-on pack - Now Available! (More...)

[5 Aug] Take Advantage of our Special Affiliate Program Promotion! (More...)

[3 Aug] Encyclopedic Knowledge Categories for FREE, made by all of us! Please join in! (More...)

[16 Jul] WINNERS OF THE VIDEO CONTEST: You, your baby and Little Reader! (More...)

[24 Jun] Be a BrillKids Affiliate and Get Rewarded! (More...)

[24 Jun] Need help from Native Speakers of SPANISH, RUSSIAN and ARABIC for Little Reader curriculum!

[01 Jun] Deadline for Submission of Entries for the LR Video Contest - Extended Until June 30! (More...)

[19 May] Facebook "LIKE" buttons are now in BrillBaby! (More...)

[25 Mar] Introducing the all new Little Reader Deluxe Kit from BrillKids! (More...)

[18 Mar] More Signing Time Coupons available at our Forum Shop! (More...)

[11 Mar] BrillKids Discount Coupons - Coming Soon! (More...)

[09 Mar] Little Math 1.6 and Semester 2 are now available! (More...)


Pages: [1] 2   Go Down
Author Topic: Baby doesn't like reading! :-(  (Read 8513 times)
Posts: 977
Karma: 380

View Profile
« on: September 29, 2011, 03:09:09 AM »

Our 11 month old baby doesn't like me to read books to him very much.  It wasn't quite so bad a few months ago--I could read a couple books to him at a sitting.  But now, he's always on the go, and we're lucky if we can get through one (except for Little Duck, with the built-in finger puppet, which he always loves).  Now, I remember H. going through a phase like this about the time that he became mobile.  He outgrew it.  Still, I wonder if anybody has any bright ideas about how to keep baby interested in books.


Larry Sanger -
How and Why I Taught My Toddler to Read:
Papa to two little boys, 6 and 1
Posts: 78
Karma: 9
Baby: 2+1P
Latest: (Pg)376w 1d

View Profile
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2011, 04:03:21 AM »

Hi Larry,
I have an 11 month old who used to love books too until roughly 2 months ago, when she started to crawl, walk etc... now  all she's interested is discovering her surroundings... well, LR and all other programs are still hit, but I guessed the monotony of " reading books" were boring her.Animatedly reading the books didn't help either... so guess what?
I started SINGING the books out loud to her, while running my fingers under the words (similar to when  I read to her). I also realize that when I sing in rhythm, she likes it better, AND concentrates on the book. I can get through plenty of books this way... babies love music in any form, I guess.
Hope this helps!


Posts: 1944
Karma: 327
Baby: 2
Latest: 8y 5m 24d

View Profile
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2011, 04:12:03 AM »

In the early days, my daughter never liked to sit in my lap for a story, it was just too long for her. I relied on screen based learning & flashcards (LR & YBCR primarily) and they held her attention well. Her interest in words flourished. She adored flashcards, and then we graduated to sentences, and then short books, and now longer ones. She never wanted longer stories until she was able to both develop an age--appropriate appreciation for written words and  read them herself. Now, I can read to her a bit above her level and she enjoys it and will gladly sit in my lap.

But in the beginning I followed her lead and didn't focus on reading books, just on flashcards. Over time, her interest increased.  Don't worry, he'll get there...he can't help it, it's in his genes. Wink

P.S. He won't see you run your finger under the words, but you can always read to him in the bath!


Proud Momma to DD 11/28/08 & DS 12/29/09, exactly 1 year, 1 month, and 1 day apart in age. Check out my youtube channel for BrillKids Discounts and to see my early learners in action! smile
Posts: 267
Karma: 45

View Profile
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2011, 05:40:25 AM »

I use interactive books with my baby who is the same age.  We have a gazillion lift the flap books and a few pop up and slider books.  He loves lifting the flaps and grabbing the pop ups and I always let him.  I just reinforce the pages with clear packing tape so they don't rip.  Sometimes they still do but that's to be expected. 

Also, it seems obvious but make sure they are books that they like.  My baby is very particular with the books he likes.  He won't sit still if it doesn't interest him and we have plenty of books that don't.  He loves the baby books by Karen Katz.  I also have home made books with his picture, family pictures and his favorite - the dogs.


Posts: 273
Karma: 48
Baby: 1
Latest: 8y 2m 15d

View Profile
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2011, 08:37:30 AM »

We are in the same phase. Months ago, he used to ask several books in a day. But now he simply says NO at the very first sight of a book. So even I am looking for ideas from other parents. But for now this is what I am doing:
- I use ipad books for reading. ipad is used occassionally, so he loves it. He likes 'I like summer, I like leaves', etc from grasshopper apps. Also few of Dr. seuss books.
- Digital books in LR and razkidsa-z (but he is least interested)
- home made books with his photos. Surprisingly he doesn't even like these but occasionally he opens and reads.
- I simply read books during his lunch or playtime and play lots of audiobooks in the background (whether he pays attention or not. But while I read if I stop in the middle and ask some questions he answers immediately)

Thanks Dr.mommy for the singing idea. I will try to use it.

Posts: 1176
Karma: 371
Baby: 2
Latest: 7y 6m 15d

Children are amazing

View Profile
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2011, 11:37:11 AM »

Hey Daddude,

I have had the same trouble with my first DD who hated being read to. SO I just would sit across the room from her and read outloud and still ran my fingers under the words and if she cam over and looked at the book while I was reading that was okay and if she didn't she was still hearing the words. Don't worry too much. I'm sure baby e will come to love books again Miss S has and her reading is flourishing. The most important thing at this stage is that he is still read to to hears the language and eventually he will come back and sit in your lap.



Posts: 787
Karma: 239
Baby: 2
Latest: 7y 4m 5d

View Profile
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2011, 01:30:11 PM »

My daughter was very mobile from early on - at about 8 months all she wanted to do was eat the books - we had a few specially for eating, by about 12 months old she didn't want me to read them because she had to turn the pages so I left her with some sturdy ones to turn the pages by herself. But all the time I just read to her even if she wasn't in my lap and even if she didn't seem to be paying attention. We did also use pop up books and slide the flap books but found these worked better from about 18 months. Its just a phase and there may be more phases like this - at about 2.5 years my daughter liked to sit and colour while I read to her or do anything other than look at the book and that was ok too. These days she sits for much longer chapter books. My now 7 month old is trying to grab the books when I am reading to her so we are starting all over again too.


Posts: 376
Karma: 117
Baby: 2
Latest: 8y 6m 28d

View Profile
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2011, 04:12:29 PM »

Hi Daddude,

My younger son wasn't particularly interested in books either. From the get-go, he was always more physical and could never sit still long enough to finish a book. Sometimes he just grabs the book or he'll start try to turn the pages himself or close the book and crawl away. I would still do LR with him and that was fine because it was short and the pictures were changing quickly and the video segments were also attractive to him.

He was also very rough with books (bent the books backwards, crushed pages), so I put all his brother's books on a shelf too high for him to reach and only left the board books which I "sacrificed" and let him handle. I pretty much gave up on the idea that he would enjoy reading as much as his older brother but I would still read books aloud while he played. I would also read aloud to his brother. Sometimes the whole family would read (Dad reads his own novel, I'll read my own book, and his older brother will read his own books) while my younger son would wander around the room playing.

He's 22 months now and he'll take his books and ask me to read to him. He likes to stand on tiptoe to take his brother's books off the shelf and pretend to read them himself. I have to watch him carefully and intercept if he starts getting rough with the books (which usually happens when he tires of the activity). He's mad about Mickey Mouse so I bought him a book with a few Mickey stories in it. He likes to flip through the pages and we have had one accident with the pages (which I reprimanded him about).

I don't know what it was specifically that turned him around but that was all we did. I think he started showing an interest in books when we bought the entire Mr Men set for his brother. He loved taking the Mr Men books but his brother would always take them away for fear that he would wreck the books. Maybe that was it - the fact that he was denied access to the books which made them all the more appealing to him. From there, he discovered that his brother's bookshelf was full of books he wanted to look at. And since I would read to his brother, he started asking me to read to him, too.

So I guess if the environment is encouraging (which I'm positive is the case in your home), your baby will soon discover that reading is fun. Good luck!


Shen-Li: Visit us at Babylicious by Figur8
Nurture for the future - educating and developing the whole child from infancy.
Posts: 977
Karma: 380

View Profile
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2011, 12:55:22 AM »

What a great bunch of replies--thanks, everyone!


Larry Sanger -
How and Why I Taught My Toddler to Read:
Papa to two little boys, 6 and 1
Posts: 82
Karma: 13

View Profile
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2011, 06:27:04 AM »

what has worked for my kids is just to leave the books where they can get them, true they have broken a few, but they love bringing them to you and siting, sometimes they last 5 seconds on your lap, but it goes increasing, and if your chils enjoy it before, I don´t see whay she woulden´t go back to reading once she has explored her new avilities. just imagen you get the avility to fly, would you want to sit and read?I know I woulden´t  LOL  LOL  LOL  LOL  LOL  LOL  LOL  LOL

Posts: 327
Karma: 51
Baby: 2
Latest: 4y 5m 8d

View Profile
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2011, 06:33:49 AM »

I try to read my son's favorite books while sneaking some others in between. He is 12m and his absolute hits are:
- Dear Zoo, Rod Cambell (he loves the flaps)
- The very hungry caterpillar, Eric Carle (His little fingers can't get enough of those holes)
- Brown Bear, EC (he loves the sheep, always says baa whenever he sees the book smile )
- The very busy spider, EC ( for the animal sounds too)
- From head to toe, EC (he loves the actions described and try to imitate me when I do them)
- Usborne touchy-feely books


« Last Edit: October 01, 2011, 06:37:09 AM by A_BC » Logged

Posts: 1176
Karma: 371
Baby: 2
Latest: 7y 6m 15d

Children are amazing

View Profile
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2011, 12:21:28 PM »

Hi Daddude,

Is your eldestson interested at all in reading to his little brother. He may listen to his older brother because Baby e wants to be like him. It is worth a try.


Posts: 977
Karma: 380

View Profile
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2011, 12:53:21 AM »

@Kimba, we haven't tried that recently--we'll have to try it.

Oddly, in the few days since I first posted in this thread, baby E. has suddenly shown a renewed interest in books.  I've read him books in the last few days and he has been back to his usual levels of interest...!


Larry Sanger -
How and Why I Taught My Toddler to Read:
Papa to two little boys, 6 and 1
Posts: 327
Karma: 51
Baby: 2
Latest: 4y 5m 8d

View Profile
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2011, 12:58:11 AM »

Good for you! Babies interest can fluctuate significantly for no obvious reason. Now my baby is interested in only ONE book that I read to him at least 10 times a day smile


Posts: 905
Karma: 278
Baby: 1

View Profile
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2011, 09:49:23 PM »

I will kindly suggest to keep books in his reach and try to see you and mommy reading , They learn by imitation, also reading (I know you do : ) with the big brother will help.

Pages: [1] 2   Go Up
Jump to:  

Recent Threads

by Amanda05, June 21, 2018, 09:47:52 AM
by nikki heysen, June 20, 2018, 12:13:32 PM
by panxing18, June 20, 2018, 02:58:32 AM
by panxing18, June 20, 2018, 02:42:09 AM
by panxing18, June 20, 2018, 02:28:38 AM
by panxing18, June 20, 2018, 02:14:46 AM
by panxing18, June 20, 2018, 02:01:14 AM
by panxing18, June 20, 2018, 01:47:12 AM
by panxing18, June 20, 2018, 01:32:17 AM
by panxing18, June 20, 2018, 01:15:17 AM
by Rachelle Marie, June 19, 2018, 05:58:40 AM
by haigiacmo123, June 19, 2018, 04:12:58 AM
by Rose Watson, June 18, 2018, 09:29:06 AM
by rohrerdot, June 18, 2018, 06:02:09 AM
by rohrerdot, June 18, 2018, 06:01:40 AM
Page: 1/4  

Recently Added Files

Fruits & veggies mascots - This is Polish \"must have\" mascots :) ... by Agnole, Feb. 24, 2018
test - test by airwolfken, Nov. 27, 2017
machines_stroje - machines and cars mostly for building... by Ingrid Neprezradim, Mar. 13, 2017
Musical Instruments with sound and vid - Musical Instruments with sound and video... by diva7, Feb. 27, 2017
Organized Dots 1-100 - Organized dot from 1 - 100 ... by ErrorQ, Aug. 19, 2016
everyday - 11 by Ta Rinyarat, Jun. 08, 2016
vegetables - 44 by Ta Rinyarat, Jun. 08, 2016
Infant Stimulation - Infant Stimulation by Stardust Mom, Apr. 25, 2016
Lá vamos nós de volta da amoreira - Lá vamos nós de volta da amoreira - ca... by person, Apr. 23, 2016
Jesús me ama - Jesus Loves Me - Jesús me ama - un canción para bebes y... by person, Apr. 23, 2016
Page: 1/3  

  • Total Members: 180653
  • Latest: MGG08
  • Total Posts: 104879
  • Total Topics: 16472
  • Online Today: 242
  • Online Ever: 780
  • (October 24, 2012, 11:17:59 PM)
Users Online
  • Users: 0
  • Guests: 233
  • Total: 233

TinyPortal v1.0.5 beta 1© Bloc

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines

Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS! Dilber MC Theme by HarzeM
Home | File Downloads | Search | Members | BrillBaby | BrillKids | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2018 BrillKids Inc. All rights reserved.