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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Reading is Fundamental

From infancy till now I have always read to Daniel. He loved hearing my voice and looking at the pictures. I enjoyed introducing him to one of my favorite habits. I love books and being a reader I'd love to develop the love of reading within my son.

At first I would read anything to him, the newspaper, the baby/parenting magazines articles, labels on baby products. LOL, Whatever was available at the time. I read somewhere that all that reading would help him develop his hearing and speech skills. Dunno know if all my reading did all the good they say but I did notice that Daniel enjoyed all that reading attention. He would follow my lips first and then later the pictures in the magazine. He would always smile at the baby pictures. I thought that was funny.

Now that he’s older he’s more active and involved during our reading sessions. Now he likes to help turn the pages, tries to touch the “characters” on the pages and even adds his own commentary on the story. I guess he feels story time should be interactive. LOL. In truth I enjoy his input. It good to know that my son wants to connect with me during that time.


Samantha Gianulis says:
at: July 23, 2009 at 3:02 PM said...

You are so right about reading. Good for you! I read to my son constantly, now he says he doesn't like it (he's 10), I hope he comes back around.

The Redhead Riter says:
at: July 23, 2009 at 7:43 PM said...

I used to take my niece and daughter to the library every week. We all had our own library cards. I would check out the maximum books on each card for them which was 16 x 3 = 48 books. Now, Alyssa who is 16 reads 900 page books for "pleasure" and she is very smart. I think I did something right.

So don't stop reading to him!