As I have been so blessed with children who love books and reading, now that they are past the chewing on and tearing them up stage, I wonder how to nurture a love of reading in all children? I think that it all starts with reading to them, read them age appropriate, colorful, fun stories that engage them. I used to feel so silly making different voices for all the characters of a book, but seeing my kids laugh and become even more lost in the stories we were reading was worth it. Heck, now I find myself making up voices when reading mundane things like recipes! I understand that not everyone likes to read, so maybe an option for non-readers is to have the books, magazines or other materials accessible to children. While having a love of reading is not mandatory for a happy life, it certainly helps make children’s school lives that much easier!
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