Starting them early
My mother is an educator. I am pretty sure she had a book in my hands as soon as I developed a grip. I knew that I would do the same with my daughter so she too would develop a love for literature.
I am no expert on Motherhood, but I truly believe in different strokes for different folks. What works for me may not work for everyone else. To each their own, I say!
My husband and I started reading to our daughter, Tyler Marie, when she was just days old. We read to her every night after her bath so she could understand the habit of enjoying a book as a nightcap. She would watch my face as I animated the characters voices, and look at the images her dad was pointing to on the page.
She is now almost 11 months old and when she enters her playtime threshhold, the first thing she gravitates to is books!
She will sit and flip through the pages and mumble words she has yet to master. It instantly puts a smile on my face to know that we have introduced her to something that she finds gratifying at such a young age. It can only get better from here.
I hope all mothers, fathers, parental figures, and the likes are able to give their children the gift of literature because it gives them freedom to use their imagination. Reality TV, and social media have limited what we see therefore limiting our imaginations. Books have the power to unlock that potential.
I encourage you as the adult to encourage the children in your lives to pick up a book, or several, until they find the one they can't put down.
It could very easily change their life.
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