Back then, each time my grandparents or my parents would ask what reward I would like to receive for doing good at school, I would most likely ask for a new book. And unlike my siblings who enjoyed playing outside with the other kids, I would much rather stay at home and read.
This love for books is one thing that I would like to pass down to my son. In this day and age where kids are enamored by all sorts of gadgets and gizmos, I want my son to be able to appreciate good books and find pleasure in reading as well.
I started reading to Yue before he was even born. Along with making him listen to the classics, Sting, and U2, I would read aloud stories by the Brothers Grimm, Dr. Seuss' Green Eggs and Ham, and Antoine de Saint-Exupery's The Little Prince to my bulging tummy. I continue reading to him up to this day. This time, we read together.
Even now, I have tons of books at home. The age-appropriate ones I make accessible for Yue, so that he can flip through their pages anytime he pleases. These two books are his favorite at the moment.