Lisa and Adam both love books and have been reading to Eleanor from her earliest days.
|8 days old and already a Sandra Boynton fan!|
They lined her board books on a shelf that is perfect for Eleanor to grab. They usually suggest she picks three, but as we all know, sometimes it's hard to limit ourselves.
Limited in her verbal abilities, Eleanor communicates her enthusiasm in other ways.
After picking her books, there is snuggle and reading time.
Of course, we did other things besides read.
At the park, I struck up a conversation with a young mother who told me about the 1000 Books before Kindergarten program. In Lansdowne, Pa. where they live, the library rewards children with prizes for every 100 books which are read to them. She was using an App to keep track of her daughter's books.
As a grandmother, I just shake my head. They certainly didn't have that when my young 'uns were growing up!
If you need more ideas on promoting reading in your family, here's another great blog on How to Create Readers (and Read More Yourself) by Liz Michalski on Writer Unboxed.