Ok, I'm struggling to read to the little'un. She loves books, in that throughout the day she will go and fetch books, and sit with them and turn the pages. The book might be upside down, but hey. Big colourful books with pictures in, great.
But when I read to her
1) If I read her a picture book with her sitting on my knee sort of thing, she is desperate to turn the pages before I get to the end of the page. Even if its just 4 lines of text.
2) Should I be pointing at the words (I try) as I say them, or isn't this helpful. I try when I get to the end to point out other things in the pictures, and play the 'can you point at the owl' type thing.
3) I (and she) often get exasperated after a book of this, and then read to her from another book, like a proper story book (we're reading prince Caspian. It isn't age appropriate, and its being heavily edited by me as we go, and all the dwarfs come out with west-country-accents).
Am I doing this right? She's only little (21 months).