The Importance of Reading With Your Child

I think some of the most frequent words I hear when I ask someone how their week has been or is going are, "Gosh, I'm just SO busy." Whether it be someone who's single, married or married with kids, it's almost always the same response.

As a teacher, I knew some parents who didn't get home with their children until bedtime. Every day was spent doing some kind of sport practice, activity, or appointment. Homework was done in the car on the way to the activities. Reading for 20 minutes seemed like a punishment to some of these kids because they were having to do it when they were exhausted after all of their other activities.

This is a fantastic article on the importance of reading with children. It's a great encouragement to all parents on why it IS worth your time.

http://literacyconnections.com/reading-with-my-child.php