This simple pleasure is not just about teaching a child to read, it is allowing them to be a part of their own understanding. You are proactively encouraging a child to see the world through their mind’s eye and reading is quality time shared that is not disturbed by chores, work, activities, tv’s and cellphones.
Children thrive on these tiny moments captured between the pages of a story; they can imagine the whole experience as words become the illustrators of what is read. What makes it more special is that they are sharing something with the person they love most in this world. Reading with a child is a form of comfort, a way to be close and an open door to walk into their world and feel the excitement that courses through them.
It is a special time that can only be measured by the smiles on their faces and the joy in their laughter.