I know you want me to do well when I am old enough to go to school, and you know reading is really important. If you read to me every single day, I’ll see these words and realize that they say something. The younger I am, the harder it will be for me to sit still through a long book, so pick short books with lots of colors and textures that will help keep me interested. As I get older, you can start reading longer stories to me. Let me hold books, show me the different words, point to pictures and tell me how they represent the story you are reading, and don’t get frustrated if I can’t keep my attention on them for very long. I love when you read to me, and over time I’ll be able to snuggle up with you while you read me my favorite story for longer and longer.