Developing a lifelong love of reading begins at home, and it is never too early (or too late) to start. After adopting our children as toddlers, reading aloud to them provided an informal opportunity to spend one-on-one time, away from the distractions and pressures of daily life. The intimacy of the process helped to strengthen and solidify our growing attachment in a way that was non-threatening and fun. My children looked forward to the routine of choosing special books each night and settling comfortably into my lap as I read each one aloud.
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