I never had to think up amazing ways to get Ginger interested in reading. She wanted to learn at 3 and so we just taught her. We used some videos, some games that I made and we read to her. She seemed to pick it up quickly.
Sugar, on the other hand, tells me she doesn't like books. This makes my heart break. I am a writer at heart and I LOVE to read. I can read a 600 page novel in under 24 hours, if the writing is good. I belong to and help run a book club for some of my best mommy friends. We read 1 book a month of the hostess' choosing. I used to have enough books to fill an entire guest room. When I read, I get sucked in, I frequently have to stand up and shake off the book world when I and finished with a reading spell. I have to try very hard not to stay in the book once I put it down.
I LOVE BOOKS. We try to read a chapter of a semi grown up book every night before bed, not only because it calms us a little, but because I want to share worlds with them.
Sugar makes me feel sad. I want her to love books as much as I do. Ginger doesn't LOVE books yet, but she can read and sometimes she surprises me and will sit for a bit with her own book while I have mine.
Today, I had each of the girls make their own books. Ginger used a lot of words, because she can, and illustrated it. Sugar made a few words, and lots of illustrations. I am not sure yet if it made an impact on Sugar wanting to learn to read yet or not, but it's a step in the right direction. I hope that when DH gets home, they are excited to show him what they wrote and read it to him.