Do you read to your child at night

September 30, 2009 8:47pm CST
I really think imust cultivate this habit but i never get to it, i do read but its rare, reading is good nowadays no child wants to read they want to watch tv or they want to play video games I must make it a point to read to my son Have a greatday
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@xannebull (1806)
• Philippines
18 Oct 09
yeah i do read stories and tell stories to my kids at night before they sleep, they always asked and never sleep unless i read them a story, so no matter how many times i had read the story for them, then it's just okay for them.
@much2say (40452)
• United States
4 Oct 09
We read to our daughter from early on. Not necessarily stories at first, but age appropriate books (starting from fabric books with different textures she can touch and hear). Reading was not just a nighttime routine, we read often - and these books were like toys to her. Later on when she had the motor skills to do so, she loved turning pages - eventually by herself. Now at 4 years old, she still loves books . . . but she enjoys pulling books off her shelf and reading them by herself. We make many trips to used book stores and libraries. It's wonderful reading a story to her and then letting her watch the movie version afterwards . . . it really comes to life for her. And then she holds on to the book for the longest time, again like a toy. At night, we allow her to pick 5 books before bedtime . . . otherwise she will bring a whole stack to her bed and never get to sleep - hee hee. Reading to your child is a wonderful time to spend together too . . . not just to read, but to interact with your child, ask and answer questions, and let their imagination run. I hope you will make the time to read to your son . . . have fun!
• United States
3 Oct 09
Hello I read to my daughter everynight she is only 2. I think if you read to your child it is easer for them to learn how to read. Becouse whene you read to them they are taking in what you are saying and the words and letters and it just makes it easer for them. then they try ti read to themselfs.
• Philippines
1 Oct 09
I'm an upcoming dad by next year and I have few ideas on how to nurture my upcoming child. My wife is 4 months pregnant already and I'm excited to have a baby and take care of him/her. Reading books to child is useful. As what doctors and other people advised me, even in the womb, communication to the child is important. They can hear all talks even if they are inside, and that's according to study too. Anyways, thanks for the post.