Raising A Reader (Tactical Tuesdays )


Welcome back to the third #TacticalTuesday of 2018 with Vicky and I 

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If you are a regular reader than you will know that books are a big part of our lives. I've loved books and reading from a young age, so raising Blake to love books just as much as I do is important to me. At 3 Blake can't yet read but he does love his books whether its being read to or looking through them on his own.

There are many ways in which we can raise our children to be readers and I wanted to share with you how we are doing this with Blake.

1. Be a reader 
If you want to raise your child to love books and reading than be a reader yourself. You are a role model and by seeing you make time for reading they will want to follow suit.

2. Make books accessible
Blake has a bookshelf that he can easily access with a wide selection of books. We also have a basket in the living room for him to access books there.

3. Visit the Library 
We make sure we visit the library and choose a few books from there for him to take out so that he doesn't get bored of the books he has at home. It's free and you can make it a monthly or weekly visit for example.

4. Build reading into your routine
We always read to Blake everyday at different times when we can fit it in. Every night before bed while he is having his milk one of us will read him. It's part of his routine and something he looks forward to. 

5.Reading traditions
We have some books for set occasions for example Easter and Christmas. On these Occasions out come the books and its great for Blake to rediscover them. We also include the same book each year in Blake's Christmas Eve basket (The night before Christmas) 

This week's featured  post is from  Mummy from the heart (Parenting in the digital age). The internet is such a scary place and its so important to be one step ahead especially with how easy children can be groomed. It's so important for our children to also be taught to be aware of strangers.

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  1. We have never joined a library as my eldest is a book destroyer. However all there have a love of books and are drawn to them which makes me very happy to see #tacticaltuesdays

  2. These are great tips. Reading is so important to me, and I really hope that my daughter has a passion for reading too. I am so lucky right now as she loves sitting and reading with me and her daddy. I read to her in English and her daddy reads to her in Danish. I can't wait until she is a bit older and we can start Harry Potter as a bedtime story.

  3. Both my girls are taking after me and becoming little book worms. Reading with them is my favourite thing to do!

  4. We love books in our house! Our bookcases are spilling with them! xx

  5. I think I've said this a few times before but this is such a great idea. It's so important to have books accessible for children for sure x

  6. Some great reading tips. We really need to visit the library more too

  7. Love your tips here- especially about reading traditions- great idea!

  8. Oh we love reading here! Always visiting the library with Zach who tends to choose about ten books at a time and Oscar is a massive fan of books at just 16 months - he sits looking through them every single day which is just adorable :)

  9. I think it's lovely spending that close time together reading