Whenever I see childrenread books, I instantly know that their parents are readers too. It is the habit we learn in the early agethat sticks to us like glue, and it is the most important habit we learn. Reading books is like recharging you brain, and the brain is always working, so if you stop recharging it with goo material,then you might find one fine day that there is nothing stimulating left in it. The best way to inculcate habit of reading is to make a reading or a study room in your home for yourself and your kids. This will bring focus to the need to upgrade you, to read, and get knowledge. When we read course books, we get good marks, but to stimulate your mind, one needs more than course books; you need books of different genres and magazines, especially national geographic, sport guide, travel guide, etc… you need furniture like side tables with built in magazine racks to arrange all that in your study room.
It is human nature that when we do not focus on anything, we lose its worth, and if we do not put enough effort in the process of gaining something,then we can never appreciate it in the right way and manner. We always want to get what is difficult for us, and it is the way we are made; a little resistance makes it desirable for us, from getting good grades in our school to winning in the race, we like challenge. Reading is also like that. When we are young,then we like to read babyish books and Red Riding Hood and Peter Pan can make us happy, but when we grow, so does our level of understanding grows, and we want challenging concepts discussed in the books, like scientific facts and philosophies of nature. Having a room with side tables with built in magazine racks can accommodate many kinds of informative books to read and share with your kids.