If we believe reading matters, our children will see us demonstrate good literacy habits by turning to books during our free time. Over the years, my reading habits have changed with my lifestyle. As a single person, I enjoyed reading thrillers and suspense novels. After we started our family, in addition to reading picture books to our children, I only found time to read articles in magazines. Later, as our children grew older, I gravitated to non-fiction books. Now, with more free time, I read magazines, non-fiction, and fiction books.
Here’s the point: no matter what you like to read, keep doing it. Make it a habit in your home so that your children will emulate you by grabbing a book, too. As they continue to build literacy skills, down the road, you’ll see great things happen.
What are you reading these days?