My son is a typical 21 month old toddler and rarely ever stays still with boundless energy. We AP quite a bit with DH being a stay at home dad and me working outside the home. Well bed time is mommy time and we have been reading short or about 3 minute little stories to start the winding down process. Normally during these times he is up on the bed with me or grabbing other toys and checking to see what new is on the page. The way I see it is that I understand that he isn't ready to sit down and listen to the entire story and I am trying to be flexible but at what point should I try and get him to sit and listen or look at pictures. He has his favorite books and will bring those to us to read and will sit still for that, but that's about it. After our nightly stories we put on bedtime music and turn the lights down and after 2 or 3 songs he settles and goes to bed without a fuss.
I know this is random but I am reading Dr. Sears Successful Child and I just got to the point where he talks about reading. I love doing bed time stories but I was getting worried that maybe not making him sit still for stories was a bad thing.