When growing up did your family share your love of books? If so, did one person get you into reading? And, do you have any family-oriented memories with books and reading? (Family trips to bookstore, reading the same book as a sibling or parent, etc.) – BTT
My mom doesn’t read books. My Dad is the reader of the two, but of late, he doesn’t read books as much as he did before. He always reads newspapers, and my mom does sometimes when she’s bored. When I was younger, my dad took me the library which is where I spent summers so I’m fond of the library as a result. I’m the big reader in this family which is fine because of cultural differences, I’m quite different from my parents even if I’m close to them. My parents did not read to me, but I definitely will when I have children.
Even though your parents didn’t read to you, I think it’s great that you plan onit with your own kids. I’m sure they’ll thank you for it.
Definitely read with your children! That’s certainly one of the things that contributed so much to my love of books! 🙂
I am noticing that many of us spent a lot of time in libraries as children. 🙂 It certainly is a great place for encouraging reading.