My little boy is 2½ now, and has enjoyed being read to at bedtime since he was small.
But lately he's started refusing to be read to at all. Instead he says "No, I want to read it" and takes the book. He generally turns a few pages, mumbles a little or tells me something he can see on the pictures, then gets a different book and does the same.
I know reading to your child is a good way to help them develop their language, and I wonder how much benefit he's actually getting from sitting and looking at the books himself.
On the other hand, I'd like to encourage him to enjoy reading, so he can do it for real when he's old enough.
What advice can anyone give me?