Day 4: If you are a parent, or have advice for parents... what do you do (or think would work) to foster the love of reading in your kids?
Well, first off, I am not a parent. I'm not going to pretend I know what I am talking about when it comes to children, because I don't. Parenthood isn't too far into my future though, I'd say about three or fours years and I know what I will try to do when that day comes. Because I really, really want my kids to love to read!
I know I am going to begin reading to them every night from the time they are in the womb until the day comes that they may ask me to stop.
I am going to surround them with books! Books will be in every room! And they will always see me reading a book myself. Maybe if they see my love for reading they will develop their own.
I will try and tailor to there interests. If they have a certain hobby or love an activity I will try and find them books that feature those things.
I will try and come up with activities we can do after they read a book that is related to the book itself and try to make discussions about the books fun.