January can be an exciting time to try new things, make resolutions, and create better habits. What better time to commit to making reading a routine?
Hopefully, reading together with your child is already a valuable activity for you. If it is hard to find the time to enjoy reading together, we have some suggestions. If your kiddo can’t sit through a book, we have some ideas for that too. If you’re the goal oriented type who needs structure, see if there’s a 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program in your community or use an app to track reading.
No matter what, we beg you: don’t feel guilty! Reading should be fun, not something that feels like a chore. With any luck, reading together this year will be full of snuggles and giggles.