No matter how much you read to your children when they're young, it's no guarantee that they'll grow up to be voracious readers who devour every book in sight. And that's okay, because reading to your children isn't just about making sure they grow up to be book nerds. It's about connecting with your kids, helping them learn empathy, building their vocabulary, and so much more.
If you would like to know more about the benefits of reading to (and with) your kids, check out some of the resources I've listed below.
Here are a few from right here on my blog:
12 Easy Ways to Make Books a Bigger Part of Your Family Life
Don't Do These 11 Things When Reading with Your Kids
How to Read to Toddlers (and get them to listen)
Why Kids Should Read Poetry
Will My Son Ever Be a Reader Again?
I'll be writing more about reading with kids in the future, so you may want to follow my blog or come back to this page regularly for updates. Also, you can get a copy of my e-book, "How to Supercharge Story Time," by signing up for my newsletter. And if you want to connect with other parents, teachers and reading enthusiasts, consider joining my Facebook group, Bridges, Books and Reading Nooks.
There are a lot of other resources out there. A few of my favorites are:
Watch. Connect. Read.