Do your kids have a reading nook? You know...a comfortable, quiet, well-lit space to curl up with a book?
When I was a kid I did. It was called the big tree out back. I'd climb up in it and relax on this perfect Y shaped branch which held me perfectly. I took a flat piece of plywood up there and positioned it in arms reach to put my stuff on and I'd spend HOURS in that tree reading.
If it rained, I posted up in the corner of the living room between the wall and the sofa right under the window. They always knew they'd find me there trapped in the world of the book I was reading.
Robby used to read in his bedroom or in the living room.
The thing that stands out is that both of our families respected the qiet needed to really fall into a book.
My sister put a big bean bag in my nephew's room near the window so he could curl up with a good book and she says when she passes by and sees him there...it makes her heart smile to see him reading and not playing video games.
Do YOUR children have reading nooks? Do you have regular reading time for your kids? Do you have to force them to read?
Did YOU have a reading nook?