Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Resolution to Read

As the year draws to a close, many of us begin to think about how we want to improve our lives in the coming year. I have two, related ideas for you. This year, make one of your resolutions to read more—whether books, e-readers, newspapers, magazines—for pleasure. Fiction or nonfiction? It doesn’t matter. Rediscover for yourself how rewarding it is to spend time with the written word. Second, make a commitment to read to your young child every day, even for a few minutes. Your renewed enthusiasm for reading will be contagious. It is a win-win situation. Happy New Year!


  1. Thanks! I used to be a huge reader B.K. (before kids). But now...not so much. I have already decided to commit to a book a month for 2011. It's not nearly the pace I used to keep, but much better than where I am currently. I do read with the kiddos daily, and will keep it up. Happy New Year! :o)

  2. I too lose my reading time to the pull of housework and 3 children.
    I really do want to read more for myself this year.

    Santa delivered many new exciting titles for my 3 year old which we will have fun with.
    All my children are still happy to receive books as presents.
    I buy them books throughout the year. I dont feel guilty spoiling them with books.


  3. I love to read! My 12 month old has already picked up my passion for reading!! He brings me books to read to him instead of toys!! LOL!

    I found you while blog hopping! I'm your newest follower!

  4. So true. Read to all my children. Glad I did. It's the best bonding time of the day.

  5. Thanks to you all for your lovely comments!

  6. Love that top picture! We read Goodnight Moon every night until our oldest started requesting other favorites.

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  7. Two great ideas! I used the holiday break to rediscover my love for reading and it was glorious!

  8. Hi madeline, thank you for passing by and love for your post. I am a official book junkie and always promoting reading. Got my list of new books for the new year, so I'm right there with ya. Thanks hun

  9. Hi! I'm your newest follower from Bloggy Moms. Hope you'll check out my blog and follow back!

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What I think . . .

There are all kinds of readers. Some—like my daughter and me—are never without a book to read for pleasure. Others—like my son—are careful, analytical, and curious readers who read primarily to seek information from the page.

No matter what kind of reader your child becomes, you can help him or her get started. After all, you are your child’s first teacher. And, best of all, you can have some fun in the process.

Please feel free to share your own ideas. Tell me about ways you've enjoyed reading with your child.

Madeline Boskey, Ph.D.