I am far from a perfect parent . . . there are many areas of motherhood where I’m not exactly meeting my goals. I would say I’m pulling a strong B in terms of getting the kids to school on time. Home-cooked meals? Probably a C-. Taking the time to get on the floor and play with my kids? Ouch. I’m probably getting a failing grade there.
However, there is one area of parenting where I feel like I am doing alright. in fact, I might even give myself an A+. And it’s an area that I feel particularly proud of, being a book lover myself. I have always wanted my children to love books as much as I do. And I am proud to say, I have four kids who absolutely love to read.
Here are some of my best tips for getting children excited about reading.
Read with your kids.
I know this is an obvious one, but if it's cliché, it's only because it's true. When you read with children, it's truly does stoke a love for reading. Starting early is key, and there are great books for every developmental stage, even infants. Plus, reading is a great together time, since you are in close physical contact with your child as you read with them on your lap.
How are you fostering a love of reading with your kids? Have any tips for me?
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