Parenting

Nurture a Love of Reading

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.

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4 comments

ayukirana March 19, 2010 at 1:40 PM

tq for sharing the info emily 🙂 …i plan to bring my little daughter to our national library too!!! 🙂

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Emily March 22, 2010 at 3:07 PM

Hi Ayukirana,
Welcome! Enjoy your first trip to the library with your little princess!

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Rachel March 23, 2010 at 1:57 AM

Hey, Dylan has the Dora Phonics Reading Program (Pack 3) too!

And, I totally agree on nurturing them on reading since young =)Both Dylan and Devan has their personal libray card.

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Emily March 23, 2010 at 5:09 PM

Hi Rachel,
I’m sure both of them love visiting the library =). Those Dora story books are great, Little Edison loves them. I read them almost every night until I can almost memorize the stories.. haha!

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