Grow The Love Of Reading In Children

I thought I would share some ideas on how to develop the love of reading in children.  Being a retired first grade teacher, of course, I had to teach children how to read, but loving to read was also very important!  I believe reading is a fun thing to do and I wanted to pass that love on to my students too!

The most important thing you can do is READ TO YOUR CHILD EVERY DAY!  Experiencing the joy a book can bring is so important to a child/a future reader!  This time is so special — snuggle up, read, laugh, giggle, cry, just have fun.  Children learn about books /how they work and they develop this special bond with you, the parent.  Grandparents you can help too.  Read to your grandchildren.  Have a basket of books so the children can read at your house too!  At family get togethers, I would love to say at some point — ok kids!  Go get a book and find an adult to read to.  It was so much fun!  As a retired first grade teacher, it brought me great joy seeing my family reading together!

There are a few more ideas on my Facebook page–Kathy Elstad, Children’s Author.  Check it out on my website home page.

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