The Love of Reading Begins at Home

Do you have a favourite place at home to enjoy a good book?

The Love of Reading Begins at Home!

The Love of Reading Begins at HomeMy Uncle who has been a school teacher for over 40 years has always shared with me the importance of children seeing their parents read at home for the following reasons:

Reading with your children is paramount but leading by example works a treat. “Our Children are watching how we live far more than they are hearing what we say. They are learning how to live by our choices, not by our words.” L R Knost.

Ready yourself at home sets a good example for your children

If boys see Dad reading they see this as “the norm”, after all what little boy doesn’t idolise their Dad. He believes this is paramount to encourage especially boys to read.

Our boys are getting really good at their reading and we are both enjoying sitting with them and listening to them improve everyday.

I have a plethora of the most comfortable pillows on our bed that I just love to snuggle into on a Sunday afternoon and allow myself to get so caught up in the story I leave all the housework and to do lists behind just for a while (if I happen to have a “nana nap” that is a bonus).

My husband on the other hand enjoys reading in his hammock strung between our timber posts where he relaxes by gently swaying with his two furry friends sleeping underneath him. The only problem he does encounter is our chocolate Labrador has a snoring problem, this can be a little distracting. He keeps going back so I figure he doesn’t really mind.

We asked our children where their favourite place to read is and our 9 year old says he enjoys sitting up at the breakfast bar, reading to us while we prepare dinner and our twin boys both agreed Mum and Dad’s bed is the best ever!

You may enjoy reading outside, you may prefer the indoors – it doesn’t matter as long as you find a place where you are comfortable and can allow yourself to be totally absorbed by the story.

Why don’t you create your very own reading space at home today. For inspiration ideas visit Ideal Home Choices

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