Five-year-old grandson loves to go to the library. I allow him to choose his own titles, which are usually about dinosaurs, bugs, lizards, or snakes. There is something about creepy crawlies that appeals to boys that age. His favorite television shows right now are Dinosaur Dan and The Dinosaur Train.
Anyway, back to the books. When we get home with his chosen picture books, we sit on the couch and read them, one by one. Then they may sit on the shelf for days until he wants to look at them again. But there’s something about a new book that draws a person, no matter what their age, to open its pages and enter another world.
I hope as grandson gets older, his love of books will remain, no matter how many other interests enter his life. I keep our house filled with stories from Dr.Seuss, Robert Munch, and many other special authors. How do you instill a love of reading in your grandchildren?