Love for Reading?
As a dad of a 5-year-old girl, I can proudly say that my love for reading started at a young age. I remember my parents reading me bedtime stories, taking me to the library, and encouraging me to pick up a book whenever I had a free moment. Now, as a parent myself, I’m thrilled to pass on this love of reading to my daughter, Sofia.
One of our favourite things to do together is to read personalised books. There’s something magical about seeing your name and face in a story, and it makes the reading experience even more special. We’ve read books where Sofia is the main character, going on wild adventures and meeting new friends. We’ve read books where she’s a fairy or a princess, using her imagination to solve problems and save the day. And every time we finish a book, she can’t wait to read it again.
But personalised books aren’t the only books we read. We also love going to the library and picking out new books to read together. Sofia’s face lights up when she sees the shelves lined with colourful books, and she loves flipping through the pages to find a story that catches her eye. We’ve discovered so many amazing books this way, from classic stories like “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” to new favourites like “The Day the Crayons Quit.”
Reading together has become a special bonding time for us. We snuggle up on the couch or in bed, and I read to her in silly voices or act out the characters. Sofia loves pointing out details in the illustrations or asking questions about the story, and it’s a joy to see her curiosity and imagination in action. Sometimes we even make up our own stories together, taking turns adding to the plot and creating our own characters.
But reading isn’t just a fun activity for us. It’s also a way to learn and grow. Sofia has learned so much from the books we’ve read together, from new words and concepts to important life lessons. We’ve read books about kindness, friendship, and empathy, and she has started to develop her own sense of empathy and understanding of others. We’ve also read books about different cultures and parts of the world, which has sparked her curiosity about other people and places.
As a parent, it’s important to me that Sofia grows up with a love of reading. Reading can open up new worlds, spark creativity, and teach important life skills. It’s a way to connect with others, to learn about the world, and to escape into our own imaginations. And most importantly, it’s a way to bond with her and create memories that will last a lifetime.
So if you’re looking for a way to bond with your child and foster a love of reading, I highly recommend personalised books and regular trips to the library. Let your child choose the books that interest them, and be open to exploring new genres and authors. Together, you can create your own magical reading experiences that will stay with you both for years to come.