Encouraging people to read seems like quite the chore in this modern technologically advanced age.
I believe that if you personally will organize, reward, and share reading with your family, they will develop the culture of reading in their own life that will propel them forward and give them advantages that others are missing out on.
Make reading an organized habit in your home and your kids will not think of it as something weird, but rather something normal that your family does as part of your routine. Make reading a reward for accomplishing daily tasks and soon your kids will look forward to reading with eagerness and excitement. Make it a point to share reading with your kids every week. Those precious moments will fly by and you only have one chance to enjoy them to their fullest.
Reading together as a family will live on in your child’s memory and bring life to those moments when they look back on them as adults. Readers are leaders and it is up to you as the parent to lead the way. Encourage a culture of reading in your home and joyfully watch your kids reap the rewards.
- Written by David Baral, illustrations by Patrick Farley, 2018