Don’t you love being told a good story? We know children certainly do!
Young children don’t necessary need to be able to understand every word on the page, they are pretty good at getting the gist of the plot from looking at the illustrations. The sound of your voice, the warmth and closeness of your body and the wonderful pictures in the story is quite sufficient in promoting enjoyment of reading to your child.
In time, they will learn and understand all the words in the story (providing you tell them as you go through it) and will be wanting to read book after book after book.
Books in many countries can be quite costly, especially if your little one is demanding their own mini-library! That being said though, If your child is surrounded by books, they will get into a habit of reading.
Here are the best tips of raising an avid reader: