Your New Year's Resolution
Here it is: "I resolve to read aloud to my child(ren) every single day throughout 2012." Did you ever hear of Jim Trelease? Years ago in 1979 he self-published something he called The Read-Aloud Handbook. Picked up by Penguin USA, it was expanded and re-released in 1982 where it spent 17 weeks on the "New York Times Bestseller list." Twenty minutes a day....that's all Jim Trelease asked from parents. He guarantees wonderful things will come from it: your child's enhanced vocabulary, imagination, and a tighter family bond. I heard him speak once, and he chastised Dads. In his experience it was Moms who were eager to build this habit, but Dads--not so much. Check out his 6th edition of the Read-Aloud Handbook today.