Read to Her (Part 1)

Don't ever underestimate the influence you have on your daughter or stepdaughter.  A big area of influence is developing a love of reading.

From her earliest days, read stories to your daughter. They can be stories from a picture book, the newspaper, or anyplace else. 

Even your infant daughter needs to hear your voice, and if she hears you reading, you help connect her to the excitement of the written word. 

When she's ready, invite her to read aloud to you and show her how much you enjoy listening. Your full attention sends a powerful message that reading and her voice are important. Remember that reading aloud is a tradition that transcends age. 

Some dads and daughters still read aloud when the daughter is a teenager or adult, because it’s a special “just us” time together. Tray it!

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