Does your kid love to read? Drag a battered copy of their favorite paperback everywhere? You might be raising a reader if….
· There are books in your shelves that have been nearly destroyed—not from abuse, but because they have been read too many times.
· You and your child have serious discussions over how many books they are allowed to take with them when they leave the house.
· You buy books for most major holidays and birthdays—and they are your children’s favorite presents.
· You frequently have to look at the shelves to see what books your children already have.
· Your child begs to be allowed to stay up just a little bit later to keep reading.
· It’s not uncommon for you to have to turn off your child’s light well after bedtime because he has read for too long.
· When you ground your child, the first thing you take away is his books.
· Your family occasionally has discussions about fictional characters as though they are alive.
· Your favorite bookstore knows to expect you on release day for many different titles.
· A visit to a used bookstore is a major family outing—and a bribe.
· If you need your child to behave for a particular occasion, you treat them to a new book.
· Your child can spend an entire week without turning on the television, but can’t go for more than a day without reading for at least a little while.
· You must visit the book section of Target every time you set foot in the door…just in case they’re discounted something that they need.
· Your child has already read all of the books on their reading list…before they got the list.
· You have to explain to people that the book can be age-appropriate and still be too young for your child.
· You worry more about your child discovering things in a book than what they discover from their friends.
· You frequently have to read books before turning them over to your child so that you can determine whether or not they are appropriate.
· Your child tunes out the world when they are reading.
· You have ever had to tell your child to go play while a friend was over instead of reading their book.
· Your child will not go to a sleepover without taking at least one book with them.