Learning shouldn't be considered a chore or a drag. We are going to spend the rest of our life learning, and creating lifelong learners should be a goal for all parents.
When my husband and I decided to homeschool our children, the main goal we created together was to inspire our kids to become lifelong learners. We wanted our kids to LOVE learning! I didn't want my children to protest learning or to believe that learning isn't fun. It is, and it should be viewed with excitement rather than dread.
Reading is the gateway to different worlds and allows you to seek knowledge about any topic imaginable. Parents must encourage the love of reading in their children purposefully. We want our children to LOVE reading rather than forcing themselves to do so. Reading is the backbone of education.
Picture books ignite a child’s interest in reading books. The stories and illustrations must draw children into the story, sparking their imagination. A good picture book causes kids to recreate the story in their everyday life, and parents typically must read the story a thousand times.