Over the past few years, evenings have been spent either reading to the kids or encouraging them to read to us. The latter proving harder than we thought. Charlie is dyslexic and I’ve written on here before about how hard it is for him to sit and read a novel to himself. He’d much prefer to find out facts on the computer or flick through a Lego construction book.
No matter how hard I try to encourage him to read, sit with him, buy him exciting books – nope, it’s not happening. But why should he read, when I wasn’t actually doing it myself. I must admit, I spend far too much time scrolling on my phone or watching the TV. I should be setting an example to my boys, and read, and read when they can see me reading – for pleasure, for myself. Hopefully it will change their attitude to books, and the bug will rub off onto them.
So, with a new years resolution to read more – I’ve made an attempt at doing so….