Some days when the TV is on, I feel like the Grinch – the noise! “Oh, the Noise! Noise! Noise! Noise! That’s one thing he hated! the NOISE! NOISE! NOISE! NOISE!”
I’m hardly a Grinch, but some days, I’m tempted to pull the plug on the TV because it’s providing nothing but noise! It’s easy – with so many channels to pick from and so many different kid shows to watch, with just a push of the button, I can see why kids may choose watching TV over reading a book.
But…having a well-stocked, in-home “library,” with books purchased or borrowed, can lure children away from opting for the otherwise easy choice. Buy them books. Read books to them. Read books with them. Visit the library often. Always have books available for your kids so they migrate toward reading and away from watching. Get them turning the pages, instead of pushing the buttons!