How to turn your child into a bookworm

Reading to your child and teaching him or her to love reading at an early age will:

  • Improve his or her vocabulary and communication skills
  • Boost his or her self-esteem
  • Prime your child to succeed in school
  • Prepare your child to more easily learn a second language
  • Strengthen family bonds (as you read together)

Unfortunately, bookworming doesn’t come naturally to every child, and forcing it too much can backfire. In this video, I share a few things you can do to gently encourage your child to love reading:

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Favorite romantic reads

I’m a sucker for romantic novels. In lieu of Valentine’s Day, here is a pile I’ve added to my favorites list over the years. I’d love to know yours!

At the top of the list are some classic regency novels, because when it comes to romance, nothing beats those in my romantic-in-the-wrong-century opinion.

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Books are better: 6 ways to encourage kids to choose books over technology

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“If children enjoy reading, they will be more apt to continue to read as teenagers and as adults,” says Joella Peterson, children’s services manager at Provo City Library. (Photos courtesy of @heatheranncreates)

 

With all of the fun games and apps available to kids today, its no surprise reading often takes a backseat.

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