I love to read. I grew up reading books of all genres. All the women on my mom’s side of the family love to read. It was only natural, once I had children, to pass my love for reading on to them. I think sharing books with children is so important. It opens the world to them.
I used to love to read to my kids when they were little. Now, I enjoy taking my daughter to the library and helping her pick out books. When a child reads a book, they are learning so many things. It helps improve their reading and comprehension at school. It can improve their spelling. It also can help educate them on topics they are interested in.
One of the things that I love about our local library, is the variety of fiction and nonfiction books available for children. Whatever my daughter is interested in at the time, she can find a book related to it. I love that she can sit down, with her book, and find pleasure in just reading. We live in a digital world. My daughter loves her DS and the computer. To see her step away from them, and pick up a book, is a great thing to see.
My son used to love to read the phone book, or one of our old college textbooks. Now, he prefers magazines. He also loves to read the lyrics of his favorite songs. I am glad that he enjoys reading. It’s not the kind of reading that a typical 13 year old does, but my son isn’t typical.
When was the last time you read a book with your child? What was it?
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