The last blog was about building your children into readers. The first building block was reading to your babes. Then it was reading with them and taking turns. Here’s the next block, your kids seeing you read.
I know, we don’t really like to talk about practicing what we preach, but it’s real. Our children are more likely to do what they see us doing. So here’s the big question: do you read?
It doesn’t matter what they see you reading (provided you’re not reading the naughty stuff…of course you’d never do that). Let them see you reading books, magazines, catalogs, even comic books, it all counts! The more they see you reading, the more they will read!
I would love to get you to commit to reading anything. How about it? Let me see…bribes usually work. What can I offer that would be an incentive? Got any ideas?
I’ve got an idea. We’ll turn it into a bit of a competition. Make your suggestions in the comments and I’ll select something from the list. Then I’ll offer it as a prize for the most times caught reading by your kids!
Let’s get it going!