Read in front of your child. Children imitate everything you do. When they see you reading, they’ll know it is important. It doesn’t matter what you read; just pick up something you’re interested in: magazines, newspapers, novels, books for classes you’re taking, hobby books, or even the sports section, in honor of the TogetheREAD Sports and Fitness month. There is no greater gift you can give a child than a love of books and reading!
Things My Parents Do Not Know
Sometimes we learn things or make discoveries that even our parents do not know. We discover we can do something that our parents cannot. We make friends of our own and have our own special relationships with siblings. Sometimes we grow up to be different from what our parents expect. We can use our special gifts and individual qualities to help our parents others: with computer stuff, languages, hearing, and more. Sometimes parents are unaware of their child’s poor choices until it is too late. What else might kids do or know that their parents might not? Explore the possibilities in these books, and open the conversation in your own family.