Many of us believe that reading holds the key to learning, skills, and enjoyment. Yet, reading is not a favorite pastime for many people. I love to read. I learned young and was blessed with a teacher that read aloud to our class daily and a mother who also loved to read and read aloud to me as a youngster. Together they gave me a taste for a world beyond what I could see, hear and taste. They gave me a key to learning whatever I wanted to pursue.
~ Read to them from the time they are tiny. If they're older, start now! It's not too late to start!
~ Let them see you enjoying books— both fiction and nonfiction.
~ Read books to them that are above their reading level.
~ Read from real books not just electronic devices. Let them enjoy the feel of the paper.
~ Listen to audio books—especially in the car.
~ Listen to them read aloud to you.
~ Make rainy days special! Hot homemade cocoa or icy milk, a plate of cookies, and a good book!
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Momma to Four
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