I didn’t marry a reader. I married a musician. I married a man who loves to travel. I married a man who, in facts, loves many, many things, but reading is not high on that list. My girls on the other hand are turning into voracious readers like me.
I’ve always done my best to model good reading behavior by reading around them when I can. At least that’s what I tell myself when I steal a moment with a book.
Thanks to the VTech V.Reader campaign I’m going to take that a step further (and I don’t just mean by letting go of any existing guilt I feel when I read when my girls are around.) by instigating a Family Reading Night. One night in the next week or so, after dinner, we’re all going to gather in the living room, each with our own books, and we’re going to read.
Sure, it’s not going to be the easiest thing to organize, what with the husband who doesn’t really read and the children who are still too young to read, but with two V.Readers and a few magazines I think we can make it work. I doubt we’ll last longer than 10 minutes on our first night, but maybe, just maybe, with a little perseverance and practice, we’ll become one of those families that sit together and read in companionable silence. After all, as two people commented on my last post, it’s all about the company you read with, not really where or what you read.
I love to read. It’s a huge part of my life and nothing would make me happier than transmitting that love to my girls. Especially if I can do it while indulging myself a little at the same time!
But wait! There’s more! There’s a giveaway!
I only very rarely do this on this blog (In fact, this might be a first!), but VTech and I would like to offer one of you lucky readers a V.Reader of your very own. (Well, you might have to share with your children… but that’s up to you!) To enter just leave a comment below telling us if your family ever reads together, if you would like this to be the case, if you’ll maybe try to establish a Family Reading Night of your own. I’ll pick a winner at random on Monday, July 19th. (That’s this Monday!)
Thank you to all who entered! The winner has been chosen and a second V.Reader giveaway has been posted!