Saturday, January 8, 2011

Make a Lifetime Reader

 I love to read! That being said, I know many smart & wonderful people who just don't like it. I also know that these wonderful people love their children and want them to be readers even though they aren't. (That's what makes them smart.)

Make A Lifetime Reader, It's  Easy!
1. Get a book.
2. Get a child.
3. Read the book to the child.

Book Time Tips
  • Get comfortable! Find a relaxing spot on the couch, in a big soft chair, or in bed and let that be your child's favorite reading spot. Trouble loves to get in my bed in his PJ's.
  • Make it fun! Let them pick the books or read books about things they find interesting. Trouble loves reading about little boys who get into trouble... imagine that.
  • Set a good example! Make sure your child sees you reading too. When Trouble reads to himself, I read my book and Mr. Perfect reads a magazine.
  • Make it a habit! Schedule the time so that it can be part of their normal routine. For me, reading is like brushing my teeth. If I don't read before bed... I just don't feel right.
Books Trouble and I Love:

Guess How Much I Love YouDuck on a BikeNo, David!The Lonely DollWhere the Wild Things AreRicky Ricotta's Mighty Robot Collection (Books 1-4) Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 1-4: Dinosaurs Before Dark, The Knight at Dawn, Mummies in the Morning, and Pirates Past NoonHenry and Mudge: The First Book
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot Collection (Books 1-4)
Where the Wild Things Are
The Lonely Doll
No, David!
Duck on a Bike
Guess How Much I Love You
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 5-8: Night of the Ninjas, Afternoon on the Amazon, Sunset of the Sabertooth, and Midnight on the Moon
Henry and Mudge: The First Book

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