I always hear about people having children that don’t like to read and am always confused by this. I’ve always liked to read myself, and as a child went through multiple books a week during my summer vacations, and my child loves to read as well. Nobody shoved books into my hands and said, “READ!” and other than gently handing off books I want my child to read for educational purposes, I don’t do that to him either. In fact, one of his favorite things to do is to read! I say, “Go find something to do, and probably 85% of the time he’s reading!” This started when he was young. We’d get books from the library, and read them during the day and before bed.
Reading is all the same – right? WRONG!
You can read it to them. Say the words on the page. Go through the motions of turning the pages. Finish and feel you’ve put in your time. Or you can EXPERIENCE it with them.