Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Doing Something Right
Don't worry. It's rare.
One of the things I'm doing right is that books are an "anytime" toy. No matter what I'm doing I will stop and make time to read to Lois if she brings me a book.
It's even easier now that she walks over, hands me the book, and says "Book!" It's adorable.
Highlights Hello. The stories are short, matching her current attention span, and each story has a little blurb at the beginning to help parents stretch it out into something more fun if their little one seems to be drawn to it.
I think reading is one of the greatest things any child can learn to love and I know that I want to do everything in my power to ensure that Lois loves reading as much as I do. Books being an "anytime toy" seems to be a good start. Once she starts getting older though I kind of wonder what I can do to help her keep loving books without overdoing it.
I'd love to hear any suggestions you might have. What did/do you do for your children to get them to love reading? What worked/works best in your experience?
How do I make her love reading without her realizing that I'm MAKING her do it?