One of my fondest childhood memories is reading story books in the school library. I was thrilled when I received my first library card. I visited the library after school everyday. I would borrow some of the story books to read at home too. My love for reading slowly established when I was young – largely due to the encouragement from my parents.
I want to nurture a love of reading in Little Edison too. This is my very-simple plan:
Step 1: Make reading part of our daily routine (in-progress)
I picked up a story books to read with Little Edison every night. One of his favorites is the Dora Phonics Reading Program that contains 12 story books about Dora’s adventures.
Step 2: Have plenty of books in the house (in-progress)
The expert says that books should be integrated into our family’s life every day. Keep books in the bathroom, on the bedside table, in the living hall etc.
Step 3: Visit the library or book store regularly
I plan to bring Little Edison to the library soon. I want to encourage his interest for books by allowing him to choose the books that he wants to read. Reading for pleasure should be our ultimate goal.
Step 4: Be a reader myself
One of the best ways to nurture a love of reading in Little Edison is to be an active reader myself. Oh well, let’s pick up a good book now and be a good role model to Little Edison.