Reading aloud as a family has been important to me. In the past it has sometimes fallen by the wayside of crazy schedules, general fatigue and my own forgetfulness. I decided to start the Little House on the Prairie series with the boys with the goal of getting through the first two books before school starts. With the occasional help from grandma, we are making good progress and should finish Little House in the Big Woods this week.
I learned something from this recent reading quest:
If it is a book that I enjoy, I am much more likely to read it to the boys.
It seems obvious, but I used to look for books that I thought they would like. Many of them didn’t interest me and it was hard to keep my reading momentum going.
For me it has been easier to get a family ritual of reading to STICK if it is fun.
And now for some more fun…
VTech is helping families make reading fun through the VReader and I am giving one away!
Yep. It is the new VTech Animated VReader (your choice blue or pink) and a surprise book/game cartridge.
- Leave a comment below about how your family reads together or ideas you have to encourage a family reading ritual.
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So hurry and enter!
I will notify the winner on Thursday via email to obtain their mailing address to forward on to VTech who is sponsoring this giveaway.