August 22, 2012

How to raise a reader

Kids become lifelong readers for all kinds of reasons. Sometimes there's one key book that captures a kid's imagination and opens him or her up to the exciting world of fiction. Other times, a teacher who assigns great books in class sparks a hunger for more big ideas and fine writing. In some cases, parents influence kids' appreciation of books by sharing their own love of literature and modeling reader behavior -- always having a book to read, taking books on vacation, reading before bedtime, making regular trips to the library and bookstore, etc.
Read more about the tips for nurturing a love of reading below from Common Sense Media webpage.

Read aloud
Savor the series
Grab onto a genre
Feed the favorite-author addiction
Count on the classics
Find books about the things your kid loves
Funny is fine
Comics are OK
Make reading a family value

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