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Motivating children to read

A little girl inspired by her parents to read.
A little girl inspired by her parents to read.
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  • Cher Green 5 years ago

    Lea,
    I totally agree with this point. The fact that the majority of parents do not read with their children disturbs me. I, unfortunately, do not have a child to pass my love of reading and writing on to. My little sister was an avid reader as a child, but with pressures from my mother and school to read so many books a year she seldom reads anymore. There is a big difference between telling a child she has to read and sharing the act of reading with her.

  • Karen Cioffi 5 years ago

    Lea,
    I agree completely. It's essential for parents/guardians and anyone involved in a child's life to read to them, with them when they're learning, and as Cher commented, be a reading example.

  • Jessica Bacon, Lincoln Literature Examiner 5 years ago

    This subject is near and dear to my heart. As the mother of two children who do not enjoy reading, I do whatever I can to show them how wonderful the world of books can be. We've joined fun book clubs at the local library, and I never, no matter how tempting, put my own reading ahead of their personal needs.

  • Randi Fosse 5 years ago

    I couldn't agree more. I have a two year old boy. I have read to him since he was barely two months old and now he loves books. Often, given the choice between a book and a toy he'll take the book. It makes me so proud to watch him. Now one of his favorite things to do is spell words on our fridge with magnetic letters and it surprises me how fast he is learning. I think it is all because we started so early. I'll have to admit, I enjoy it as much as he does.

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