My 11 month old son can be rather independent and want "alone time" quite frequently. I am all for this as he happily plays in the room whilst I do my work or whatever task I am doing. My concern is that when I do engage with him, he isn't interested in me as such.
I do not read books to him for example, he much prefers to eat or smack the book. I also do not play games with him per se; he much prefers to use me as a stand to walk to or to talk to (which is great).
I am concerned at his age I should be far more engaged and doing things with him (such as reading), but he prefers to do what he wishes and just know I am in the room.
On a side note, he loves musical kids videos on YouTube and fear he may get far too attached to this - should I stop him from this?