The importance of print
Creating a home environment that is rich with printed materials is an essential component of bringing reading into your child's life. Stock your preschooler's home library with rhyming books, picture books, alphabet books, and books about feelings and manners. Incorporate reading with your child into your daily routine, and provide opportunities for him to see you reading for pleasure. Also, read to your child so he feels involved. Reading to your child promotes a love of books, and it provides a special venue for togetherness and bonding.