8 Ways to Establish an Everyday Reading Routine

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Brush off the Dust

Are the books on your bookshelves gathering dust? Between doing chores and running around, it may seem impossible to find time to sit and read a story with your child.

"I think that the most important thing parents do ... is to teach [kids] to love books and stories so much that they will be very motivated to learn to read, even when it is a difficult task for them," says Dr. Pamela High, chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Early Childhood, Adoption and Dependent Care.