The love for reading can be cultivated as easily as reading to your child. Reading with your child at an early age has such great benefits. Not only will it help them to read, but it creates a strong bond between you and your child. Research also shows that reading will greatly increase their success in school.
Of course, reading to your child is not the only way to cultivate the love of reading. There are many fun things that you can do with your child to encourage them to read. Try starting a Family Book Club. Pick out a book that you could read together, then have discussions about it. This is a great way to have quality family time. You could take a trip to the library or bookstore. There are always fun activities going on, such as story time or book signings. This is great for older and younger kids. Another fun thing to do is to write your own book. You can really get creative with this one, using paints, colors and photographs. This is a great way to promote creativity and critical thinking.
No matter what you choose to do, the important thing is to have fun. The love of reading starts with you. If you love reading and are having fun, your child will love it too.
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