How can I teach my daughter to be a reader?
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So I came across a blog post by Kim Mari about how her boys never leave the house without a book. Wow, thanks Kim for making me feel guilty about reading I say this because I am a watcher, not a reader. I watch a lot of television with my daughter Abeerah to the extent that she knows every word for most of the adverts on the television.
I remember back in 2009 after she was born, I joined a Barbie book club where they sent books very month because I wanted her to have a different upbringing than me and I must say I don’t even read her a bedtime story I just hate reading long books.
My question is how can a parent like me who is not fond of reading raise a child that is a reader?She has like tons of books, but I never read to her because I always have my eyes glued to the television and I seriously do not have the patience.
Mothers may you kindly please share tips with me. From tonight I promise to read her a book
I really admire you for your honesty in this post. To cultivate a love for reading doesn’t necessarily have to start with books. Perhaps read some of your, or other people’s blogs to your daughter. Read a magazine article aloud, consider setting aside 15 minutes tv free time that will focus on an activity that will nurture reading or an awareness of it. Slowly you can increase 15 minutes to 20, etc. Hope these tips are helpful. Good luck.
Thank you very much for the tips I will try them 🙂
I did a post on this http://onestepatatime.co.za/books/raising-a-reader/
I think it is hard if you don’t like books yourself but if you even try for 15 min a day it will help.
Thank you I enjoyed the post very interesting guidelines 15 min a day not so bad and I have tried to get short books.