As a writer I encourage others to read because there is so much we gain from books; knowledge, adventure, hope, and a broader view of the world.
My mom read and cuddled with us at night and encouraged weekly trips to the library. On the occasion when we were awful our punishment was being grounded from the library for a week. Oh the pain of that punishment! Wow was that difficult.
I still LOVE reading and writing and sharing stories nd enjoyed this blog post about a mom’s joy at her sons love of reading.
“Give them the freedom to struggle with a word as they try to sound it out. Find books that match their interests. They not only deserve a solid foundation in literacy, but they NEED it. Be what they need. Bond and cuddle during story time and you will find that even as they enter the pre-teen stage, that bond will stand strong.”