While I am always being intentional about the amount of stuff we have in our home and de-cluttering, the books always seem to remain. It is so important to my husband and I that we foster a love for reading in our home, so we keep a lot of books around.

Here are three tips to help you get started on creating  a love for reading in your own home.

Teach Your Kids to Love to Read



Give them options

I know, we want to control it all, don’t we? However, giving our kids options is good. Let your child pick out the book to read, see what they are gravitating towards. If your child is really into trains, look for more train books. When you appeal to their passion, you grow a bigger interest.

Head to the library

The library is the perfect free outing and even has great programs at it many times. My kids love going there so we try to head over a couple times a month. Many libraries do summer reading programs which are a great way to get kids into reading.

Read together

It has become a regular routine, that we have reading time before bed. The kids love this time as we take turns laying in their beds and reading before we tuck them in. Lately, my oldest has been reading through one of his chapter books which is fun. You can even read through a series together!

What tips would you add to this list? How do you cultivate a love for reading in your home? 

Here are a couple current favorites with the kids: 

Noah, Noah What Do You See- This is the cutest board book. It goes through different stories from the Bible and follows a format similar to Brown Bear, Brown Bear. The pictures are bright and beautiful and the repetition of the story will draw in little ones.

When God Made You It is so important to me that we build a strong sense of identity in our kids, so this book is a great fit! The pictures are also absolutely gorgeous!

Pete the Cat- My middle son loves Pete the Cat and my parents purchased him a few books and the plush Pete the Cat. He was beyond excited. I love seeing him so excited about books! Just more proof to show you have to find what they love and go with it!


I loved both of these books so much! 


It is time for What We’re Reading Wednesdays Link Party! 

Go ahead and share any book recommendations in the comments below! I can’t wait to hear them.

What We Are Reading Link Par

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3 comments on “Tips to Help Cultivate a Love for Reading in Your Home”

  1. I love your tips! The only one I’d add is to model reading. It seems like reading is contagious at our house 🙂 We love the library and love going to all the free activities they offer. I just read Magnolia Story this month and really enjoyed it.

    • I love that Whitney! Great tip and very true! My oldest loves asking where I am at in a book and about it. Wasn’t that book so good? I didn’t want it to end!

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