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I love to read, my kids love to read, and my grandkids love to read.
The joy that I have when I watch my children reading to their children and passing on the gift of loving to read, there is not a better feeling in the world!
So how does this happen?
The first thing is to give books for baby shower gifts. It won’t be the “flashy” gift but later Mom’s will come up to you and say, “That was the best gift I received, thank you so much!”
The next secret is to read truckloads of books to children from birth on. Books become second nature. They are “toys” that bring a ton of joy. When my kids were younger I would go to the library with a suitcase. The hardest thing, I found, was to have enough books when they were young.
Have books everywhere! In the car, in the bathroom, in a child’s bedroom, the basement, outside, and any other place you can think of to put books.
Give books as gifts. Books are a treasure and to open a good book as a gift is always exciting. Purchase books on vacation too, when you have just experienced a great experience buy a book that will further the adventure!
Make reading books fun! Dress up, use silly voices when reading out loud, snuggle up, make dinner around a book, dance as you read, make books come to life, let your imagination run wild, and have fun reading.
Expand A Child’s World! You can go anywhere in a book! So read, discover, explore and read some more!