The more you read to your child, the more likely they will learn to love books and reading time. Each week I take Judah to the local library to pick out some books. I used to pick out only board books and have only started to pick out books with illustrations and text in them.
Judah reads all the time. He wants a book with him when we go on our runs, drive to finish some errands or he will randomly pick up a book to "read" on his own in his favorite chair. Each day when I put him down for his nap time he will "read" his books to his favorite stuffed animals in his crib before he falls asleep. He doesn't know how to read just yet but I believe he loves books because Scott and I make sure we read to him every single day and that we encourage his excitement over our weekly library dates.
For Judah's nighttime routine he will take a bath, get into his pajamas and we will pile onto our bed to read some books. Scott takes Judah through the two big board books every night. He doesn't overwhelm him with all the information but will go through one section a night then will have Judah repeat back to Scott what he learned the previous night. We have noticed Judah's vocabulary increasing since Scott has started this particular routine. Then we read a handful of library books.
This week Judah's favorite library book is the "Hip Hop Dog". Scott actually beatboxs the book to Judah. On the nights when Judah wakes up and cant go back to sleep he always asks for the "I love you stinky face" or the "Goodnight Moon" book and wants us to read it to him.
I believe Judah enjoys the cuddling with mommy and daddy at the end of the night, the security of a routine and the fun of learning new things in books.
What are some of your favorite books that you loved to read as a child or that your children currently love?