“You can never give a child too many books.” That was told to me once by a cashier at a store when I was purchasing a couple of books for my son. Every time I am considering buying my son a book I think of that quote, because in my opinion she was right. I might hesitate to buy a certain toy, but if a book is the product in question I’ll be more likely to buy it.
In today’s world full of electronic games and media books are getting forgotten. My son has a big library full of books and he loves reading (or being ready to- he’s just learning to read). He has a great love of books. He would often rather look at a book then watch TV.
Of course, you don’t have to buy your child books. My son loves going to the library too. He sits and picks out the books he wants and even check them out himself at the self checkout counter. You can even go to the local bookstore as arainy day activity. You don’t have to buy a book. We’ll go and hang out for thirty minutes to an hour and look at the books on the shelves. Maybe we’ll buy one, but we might not.
A book can spark the imagination of a child and if he/she enjoys books as a toddler/preschooler there is good reason to believe this love of books will continue as he/she grows up.
Maybe there is a reason the show “Reading Rainbow” is making a comeback.
So instead of handing your child that tablet or phone to play with think about handing him or her a book next time and see what happens.