‘We Love to Read,’ Corinth Mom Says

Corinth mom Amy Reed and her children, Lyla, 4, and Lydia, 6 months, browse the children’s books at the Corinth Library on Friday morning. (Photo by Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today)

By Josh Mitchell

Corinth Today News Editor

Four-year-old Lyla Reed of Corinth loves to read a children’s book series about a pigeon.

She was at the Corinth Library with her 6-month-old sister, Lydia, and their mom, Amy, on Friday looking for some exciting stories.

“We love to read,” said Amy, adding that it helps her children with language development, listening and comprehension.

The mom and her children sat in the children’s library area and looked through a stack of books, including Lyla’s selection, “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!”

Lyla even reads to her baby sister. Reading is fun and allows her to “learn about new things,” Lyla added.

Most children between the ages of 6-17 enjoy reading books over the summer, a national study found.

About 62 percent of children reported, “I really enjoy reading books over the summer,” according to the survey conducted by Scholastic and YouGov.

The vast majority of parents and children also agree that summer reading will help them in the school year. Amy couldn’t agree more, saying, “It starts when they are so little.”

Reading to her children when they are very young will prepare them for school in the future, Amy noted.

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