You’ve most likely heard of how reading just fifteen or even twenty minutes a day will help your children. However, you probably don’t know that there is something else you can do. Read in front of your kids. Yes, they do see you read to them, but other than that do you let your kids see you read and enjoy a book?
“Every night before bed we turn off the TV and the whole family sits down with a book of their choice to read. We each read on our own for ten minutes. After that I read a story out loud before tucking them into bed.” Said Tina Jones, Oklahoma City Stay at home mother of two.
Mother’s are role models to their children. Even when those children don’t realize yet how everything you do effects the person they will become.
There are even studies on how many books are in the home to the learning level of the child, but you probably haven’t heard that when your child sees you reading and enjoying a book that it encourages them to do so also. So why not pick up that book you have been wanting to read? Let your child see that reading can be just as fun as watching TV, if not better.
Links you might want to read:
The Children’s Reading Foundation
Tip to Encourage Reading
Reading Proficiency and Home Support for Literacy