I think reading is so important. I was reading to P from the first day she came home, in part because I really didn’t know what else to do with her when she was awake. We’ve been blessed to have positive influences in our neighborhood. Many of the kids love to read and I think it’s influenced her.
I read that children become avid readers if their parents are readers. It’s important to have our own books throughout the house. This was not a problem for us, we are good readers, not huge readers, but we do have books, mostly art and architecture books all over the house.