RAR #228: Reading for Fun is More Important Than You Think
Imagine that your child is grown up, and his or her reading life looks a lot like yours does right now.
How do you feel about that?
Is your reading life something you want your kids to emulate when they’re adults?
What if we built for ourselves the kind of reading life that we’d be delighted for our own kids to imitate?
Novelist Katherine Paterson once wrote that “a fondness for books is catching.”
I think she’s right. It’s much easier to be drawn into a reading life when the people around you also have a rich reading life.
And if you’re someone who wants to raise kids who love to read - that’s probably why you’re here, right? Modeling our own rich reading life is an incredibly important strategy in making that a reality.
Which means that reading – not just to your kids, not just for your kids, not just about how to be a better mother to your kids – but reading for the sheer joy of reading, is one of your most important jobs as a mother.
And regardless of what your reading life looks like today, it’s OK. Keep listening.
In this episode, you’ll hear:
- Why modeling your own enjoyment of reading is such an important piece of raising kids who love to read
- How reading reduces stress, makes us happier, improves focus and more!
- How to overcome the hurdles and read more (in fact we have a printable for that!)
Find the rest of the show notes at: https://readaloudrevival.com/mom-reading-life/