Reading is a big deal in our house. It's part of our everyday routine to enjoy books together and alone. Although everyone partakes of reading, it doesn't look the same for all of us.
She's been reading independently for awhile, and as a consequence:
1. I can't visit the library often enough
2. I also can't barely tear her away from the books long enough to eat dinner some evenings
3. I regularly find piles of books in the bathroom where she goes to hide and read
He has always been too busy to stop for books, but recently he's changing his mind, especially when trucks and flaps are involved.
She is well on her way to becoming an independent reader, which is exciting for both of us, and at times exhausting for me. Teaching a child to read is like potty training a child. Lots and lots of work, but very rewarding upon completion and used and valued for a lifetime.
Aliyah isn't far behind her, with her never ending plea to "Reeead a book." and a few reading lessons under her own belt.
So far, all Tikvah wants to do is eat the books, turn the pages five at a time and yell loudly when the rest of us are reading. It's a good start.