Every single day we have a time when things are unraveling or the kids are getting frustrated or tired. When that time comes, I yell out the word DEAR and they drop whatever they are doing. They just let it lay ther. They can pick it up later. They have 2 minutes to get a drink or go to the bathroom and pick out a book. We set the timer for 30 minutes and we read. The younger ones may look at books quietly, sometimes they will go through 10 books during our DEAR time.
Guess what? They love it. They also know that I am reading too. It gives me some time to incorporate my love of reading into my day. It gives me a peaceful and quiet half hour to calm down. And it has greatly lengthened my 3yo's attention span.
At first it wasn't easy. There was a lot of shuffling around, they wanted to trade books noisily. They wanted to talk and ask questions. But eventually it has gotten quiet.
It is one thing that we don't stop even in the summer.
ETA: OOPS forgot to ask....Is there anything you do every day? Any good tips for fostering the love of learning?