I don’t know if we are raising a bibliophile, but at this moment in time it seems that way. He’s always enjoyed playing with and thumbing through books from an early age (often for 30 minutes at a time), and we have made every effort to read to Henry multiple times each day. Lately, it is a full blown addiction for him.
If you sit and
play with him on the floor you will soon have a book almost flown into
your lap, hands, or face. He knows the books he likes and knows that you
are the one able to read them. He’ll then shift patiently into
listening mode, pointing at images if you ask him to, and smiling the
whole time. As soon as the ending approaches, you’ll have another book
headed your way. Honestly, you really need to be aware or you’ll catch
one in the mouth or face.
After some googling it appears that
many babies enter into this phase, which is great. In its own way it is
normal, yet it is also very rewarding. We introduced him to all of these
books, he now loves these books, wants to be read to all the time, and
we happily oblige. Now if we could just get him to expand his all time
favorites beyond Cars, Cars, Cars, 10 Tiny Puppies, and Where’s Spot? we
would be set.