I don’t re-post writings from other bloggers very often–but this post from the Nerdy Book Club Blog about raising readers is so wonderful that I just had to share it. PLEASE click through to read the entire post–you won’t be sorry! Enjoy!
And to my American blog buddies, I wish you all a happy Thanksgiving holiday!
7 years ago, we were elated and terrified to welcome the first of our three little readers into the world. As parents, we don’t do a lot of things right – Breslin’s gone to school with his pants on backwards enough times to verify that. But, we have managed to turn out three little people who love reading fiercely. Here are some of our thoughts on how we have helped to foster and nourish that love in our home.
1. Have books everywhere.
Our oldest isn’t one to go the bookshelf and pick up a book. He’s not the type of kid that you tell to go and read a book. What we’ve found is that if we have books laying around all over the place (tables, floor, car, bed, etc) he reads a ton. Sometimes he’ll find a book laying on the coffee table and read it cover to cover…
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