Today’s Book Blogger Hop question is: How young do you think children should be when they start reading?
I don’t think you can start too early with reading to children. I started reading picture books to my baby when he was probably less than a month old. He’s almost six months now, and we read a few books almost every day. He was five months before he started appearing to notice the book much – up until that point I think he just liked hearing my voice, and it was easier for me to read than come up with a monologue. But I figure if we start the habit of reading to him now, we can just keep going.
I don’t expect him to start being able to actually read himself for years – that’s usually a kindergarten thing, right? But I think it’s important to start reading to children long before they learn how to read.