Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by DK books.
- Thinking you have to read every single night no matter what. Some nights when it has been a really crazy day, OR the kids are just super naughty, fighting with them to sit still for a good story might not make sense. It might make reading time less fun.
- Not talking with their kids about the stories. It doesn’t take long to ask your kids a few questions throughout the story. These help them to comprehend the story and eventually they can model that behavior when they begin to read on their own.
- Believing that they don’t enjoy reading time. That quality time means more to them then you can imagine. Think about those precious times you might have had with your parents or guardians growing up. Those are the things you remember in life.
- Choose the good old Rhyme books: Rhyme books help kids learn to read. Once they learn some of those site words they can start building from there to learn more word with those that rhyme with their site words. Choose “Cat in the Hat” over “Dora”.
- Not enjoying them yourself. Close your eyes, take a deep breathe, and cherish these memories yourself. They won’t last forever.
Here are some challenges that parents have with reading to their kids:
- Trying to get it in each day when they rather be doing other things.
- When you have kids at different reading levels.
- When your children just don’t want to be read to anymore.
- When your kids are having trouble getting focussed.
DK Books has tons of kids books that are geared toward 0-3 year olds. I found that my toddler loves them too! I was sent a tote bag and asked to review the books. I am just going to sum it all up and say that they were all great books and they were all very different. The Touch and Feel books are great for my baby to play with and help with motor skills. Some of the other books had great stories that my 5 year old could relate to, create discussion, and learn from.
This post is sponsored by DK Books: Here are some great books to read that I was provided to share with my two kids.