It is amazing how children learn so much from books. In fact, it is often said that young children learn most between ages 0-5 years old. Reading is not only fun, but it is also very informative and is a critical factor in language development. See this site here for more info. I am hoping that with all the electronic books and gadgets that are prominent today, that good old books will still stand the test of time.
Our children love books read to them (18 months old and 3 years old). In fact, I have not yet met a parent who has not introduced their children to books from the time they were babies. Often, our children will go to the basket where I keep some of their books and pick out some to read. Sometimes, I can even hear the 3 year old trying to read to herself or to one of her dolls or stuffed animals. It is just too cute!
In order to foster our children’s good reading habits and to keep them from being bored with the books we have, we often go the library and borrow new ones (so thankful for libraries). These are a new set we borrowed a couple days ago after returning some to the library. We picked out 23 but the library allows us to borrow up to 80 books at a time. Our children are also enrolled in the library’s summer reading program where they earn prices for reading certain kinds of books.
These are the books we are going to use for our Ocean Theme Week during the summer. We will learn about the ocean and do related crafts and activities at home.
I hope you are finding time to read to your young children. Most times, we read at least 3 to 4 times daily, early morning, noon, at evening, and night or just whenever we feel like reading a good book.
What have your children been reading this summer? Having you been utilizing your local library? I would love to hear from you in the comments section!
“She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness” (Proverbs 31:27, KJV).