When it comes to reading, is your child a tortoise or a hare? Some little hares take;right;to;it,;poking
others tarry along the road to read-ing;and;fail;to;enjoy;it;at;all.;If;you;find
yourself fortunate enough to reside with
hares, this may prove redundant for you
. . . but most of us have at least one little
them, this topic bears examination.
Giving our children gifts brings us plea-
sure, but no gift will yield as much lifelong
such as birthdays or Christmas. We read
aloud to our children and families daily.
We demonstrate a love for reading by al-
that is not enough, or our little tortoises
would all be hares.
Some little ones require more:
in their minds, so when you begin a
story, have them close their eyes and
imagine what the day or scene or char-
story, so stop right before the climax,
with tantalizing possibilities of what
the story before bedtime, starting at
the beginning if time allows, and reading straight through to the end.
• They need to value books, so use
decorative stickers to create special
nameplates for their books. Show
them treasured books from your
A Gift With
Some of the best techniques require no money
and just a little snuggle time . . . .