Be that role model! What matters is that you show your child that reading is important. Besides having books, newspapers, magazines, e-readers all around your home, be explicit. Point out to your young child what, when, why, and how you are reading. Tell your child that you are searching for the latest score of your favorite team, looking for the perfect roast chicken recipe . . . Or admit that you simply need a book to read to wind down from your busy day. Make it clear that reading matters to you.
Make your home one that is rich in words.