Sure, it's nice to get a break once in a while when he's throwing tantrums non-stop. But to be honest, if it's just me and him -- there are no tantrums.
Okay, enough feeling sorry for myself. I get him all week long.
Today I want to talk about fostering reading in our kids. What do you do to get them to really love reading?
My whole parenting approach is to lead by example, and that doesn't differ when it comes to reading. Every night when I lay down, I read. So, every night when Super-Spawn lays down, I read to him. Well, usually he tries to insist that he is going to read to me, but being not quite three-years-old he actually can't. But he tells wonderful stories that all start with, "Once upon a time." Makes his mommy proud.
He thinks it's a game, to see how many books he can get me to read him in one night. That's why I started reading to him from Harry Potter. First, he loves the movies so he'll definitely love the books. Second, by the time I've read him two, or sometimes three, chapters he's out.
I'd love to hear what you think can be done to foster a love of reading in a child. If you have kids, what do you do? If you don't, how do you foster reading in the other children in your life (nieces, nephews, cousins, etc)?