I’ll be honest, I haven’t sat down with him and a book nearly as often as I should. I’ll be even more honest in the fact that I keep the television on a whole lot more than I ever thought I would. I’m a reading teacher for crying out loud!
Against all odds, both boys love books. If #2 ever gets really quiet, I can usually find him sitting in the floor flipping through one of many board books scattered through the house. My #1 likes books and stories in all shapes in sizes. His current fad is a Jack and the Beanstalk book app on my Nook.
Maybe it is just part of their genetic make-up. Hubby and I are both avid readers. Most nights will find us reading to wind down from the day. His preferred reading materials are news and outdoors magazines. Of course, I’m a fiction junkie.
What we read is really of no importance. I could be reading cereal boxes and junk mail. The point is, that we read, and we read often. Reading to your kids is special, important, and a time of great bonding, but reading by example will instill a legacy of reading in your children. If you don’t believe me, just ask my mom!