Moms who are obsessed with reading will do just about anything to ensure that their kids will end up obsessed with reading, too. What can we say? We know that reading with your kid is the best part of any day, so we want to make sure that reading becomes a staple of our kids' growing lives and not just something that sometimes happens every once in a while.
That can be a challenge. The Internet and tablets and television and super loud, super obnoxious toys are all things. All things that children love. (And who can blame them? Even I'm drawn to them.) There's more and more (sometimes unlimited) screen time for kids these days, and interactive programs on handheld devices are hard to upstage, so it can be difficult for books to compete with flashing lights and talking tablets. Thankfully, there are a few easy ways to get your kid hooked on reading books, way before they actually know what words or sentences or even pages are.
Reading can be fun and interactive and something your kid looks forward to, instead of watching television or playing on an iPad. All you have to do, as a book-loving mom, is to make reading as interesting and enjoyable as loud toys and louder television shows. Here are 10 ways to get your kid excited about reading before they even know how, because it's never too early to fall in love with literature.