Although I am a huge fan of the public library, I do believe families should have some books of their own. A child can only be literate if he or she is surrounded by things to read. Reading 1000 books (and those 100 books can include repeats) will be much easier if you have access to great children’s books. Since public library books are not always available, stock up on some essential or favorite books by building a home library for your kids so there is always something to read with your child.
I’ve mentioned before that books can easily become clutter for a home. I’m a book lover myself. I know that it is hard to avoid keeping beautiful books. But if no one likes the books, why store them? If the books at home are meant to be the essential reads for you and your family, they need to be the best and you need to want to read them. Continue Reading