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Day 1 Find a Book

20120523-112121.jpgToday’s challenge is pretty simple. All you have to do is find a book that both you and your child will enjoy together. Trust me, the last thing you want to do is get a book that only your child will enjoy. This will not motivate you to continue on with the rest of the challenges. When you have desire, your child will have desire.

I always get asked where the best place is to get a book. There are tons of places that you can go. My favorite place is the library or http://www.paperbackswap.com because these will give you wonderful free books. Who doesn’t love FREE? It is my favorite word.

Another great place to get books is at rummage sales if you have time, or from Amazon. I like that Amazon gives you the choice if you would like an e-book version or a hardcopy. I also like that if you have the Prime it will get to you in 1-2 days. It is very reliable.

Another great idea is to talk to relatives and friends. Ask them what books their kids have enjoyed reading. Maybe there is a book that they could hand down to you or loan. Everybody always loves passing on a great book. I know I do.

Anyway, have fun with this. Select a few books that you would be interested in and then have your child make the final decision. Anyway that you can include choice in this process will equal tons of success. If you force kids to read books they have no interest in, then they will bring in team resistance. And believe me, that is one strong team.

What are you waiting for? Find a great book to enjoy with your child. See you tomorrow for the next challenge.

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