Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Works for Me Wednesday: Reading with My Kids

My kids love books. They each get to choose 3 books to read before bed and nap time. Occasionally, they decide they are interested in the same books, and we all read together. There are definitely times when I don't want to read The Cat in the Hat for the 7th night in a row, but when I see them pick up a book on their own and start "reading" it to themselves, I know we are doing something right - we are raising readers!

Our days can get busy so it is nice to know there are times built into our day where we can snuggle up together with some good books. Our kids are young now. I hope they always look forward to reading with their mom and dad even as they get older.

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Jeni said...

I have a question for you, since it seems like you're on the right track: when did your kids really start to appreciate reading? My girlie is 16 months old, and very busy. Sitting and reading doesn't fit into her agenda very often, but I really want to instill in her the love of reading.