I had always heard that children learn to love to read from their parents. What would we do? How would our kids feel about reading?
I'm thankful to say that our situation has worked out well...kind of a double return.
My children all love reading! Even now, as teenagers, they check out multiple books from the library and read quite a lot. So...how did that happen? I don't know, but I'm glad that it has! We have always read to and with them, and audiobooks feature frequently in our drives.
|This week's library treasures|
And we have an added bonus...my husband now LOVES to read! My TV-watching guy has discovered the joys of reading! He began reading when the kids would have a book that they loved and wanted him to read too, so he did...and he's really enjoyed it! For a few years he was reading primarily the kids' books (think books like Hatchet and other adventures like that) but now he has branched out to books of his own choosing as well. Currently he's reading Lord of the Rings.
I don't know how that all worked out so nicely, but I am happy to say that I belong to a family of readers!!
How about your family? What kind of pattern have you found?