Hello, this is Brian with Childrensbookstore.com.
I’ve mentioned before that my wife taught me how to read after we got married. Technically, I learned how to read as a child. But I learned how to read habitually as an adult. I sometimes wonder why I wasn’t a super reader as a child (which was surely consequencial academically). Perhaps it was because I prefered to be more active and play outside, but perhaps there where a couple of other factors. I recall my parents reading often, but I do not ever recall reading together as a family.
Experts agree that reading as a family goes a long ways in developing lasting reading habits in children. This is difficult to do with small children, but I can’t wait till my kids are old enough to gather on mom and dad’s bed each with their book. I previously blogged about the importance of reading as a parent to set the example for your children. This habit takes it to the next level. Reading together as a family is great quality time together AND helps children develop a life long reading habit. I think there’s a saying about two birds and a stone…