Do You Know the Best Time to Read

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In my opinion, the best time to read is all day every day and twice on Sunday. In 2012 the Pew Institute participated in a study to determine how many books the average American reads in a year. E-readers read approximately 24 books per year and traditional book readers read approximately 15 books per year. In a good year I read about 50 books per year. In a great year I read 75 books per year. All that reading takes time. If you are a working mom like me, with a husband, 4 kids, a dog and a cat, life is busy. It is sometimes hard to find time to read. It reminds me of the expression – “get it in where you can fit in.”

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There are thousands of different reasons why a person should read. Some of them include:

* pleasure
* self-improvement
* education
* advance on work
* keep up with current events
* to spend quality time with children

4 Ways to Get a Healthy Reading Habit for Life

 

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There are 4 ways to get a healthy reading habit for life. When I was a child, I watched Saturday morning cartoons. One commercial I remember was one that said, “reading is fundamental.” All my life I have loved to read. When I was pregnant with my twins, I got cravings for books the way other women craved pickles and ice cream.  I read for fun,  for education, for distraction for business purposes. I read, I read I read.

My mother-in-law always encouraged people to “get all you can and can all you get.” It was her was of saying a person should always be learning, getting all the information possible and saving that information. Reading is a great way to get information, a lot of information about anything one wants to know.  If you would like to become a better reader or a more frequent reader, try the following:
1.     Read what you like
2.     Read what you do
3.     Read what your friends read
4.     Read the classics

Teach Your Children Something New

You can find serenity in teaching your kids some new tricks. At the beginning of each school year, parents think of all the things their children will learn in school over the course of upcoming year.  Undoubtedly parents are thinking about math, science, language arts, music and reading. However, there are many more lessons that parents must teach their children. Many things parents teach their children are things that the parents have learned on their own over the course of their lives and found important enough to pass to the next generation. Think about all the things you teach your children. Many of the things we teach our children are things our own parents taught us. Other things we teach our children are things we have learned at school. Still other things we learned by reading books. Continue reading →