Children are made readers on the laps of their parents

Children are made readers on the laps of their parents-Emile Buchwald

First I wanted to say that I am so proud of my 8 year old daughter for putting this quote on our computer as a screensaver. I didn’t tell her to do it she made that decision on her own. So I said to myself,  wow she is really appreciating how I’m stressing at home that “reading has to be more important than watching t.v.”-Dr. Francis Cress Welsing. I understand though this is easier said than done especially now since as parents we are competing with computers, phones, tablets, video games and of course television. Oddly enough though, even through all of this technological advancements we have seen and will continue to see, is that countless studies have shown that children who value reading  have parents who value reading. So my simple reminder to all of us as parents and caregivers make it point to read in front of your children.  Let’s make sure that  when we tell our children it is time to turn off the t.v and read a book that we are leading by example.