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26 April 2010 @ 10:02 am
Letting kids read: some advice  
Read this in THE GUARDIAN:

THE READING LIST
Five tips for parents on how to make happy young readers.


■ Don't make reading a chore; it is not "good" behaviour.

■ Let your child choose their own reading from a handful of selected books.

■ Don't edit their choice by the age range on the back: see what they fancy.

■ Don't tell them what you enjoyed when you were their age.

■ Stand back and let your child talk directly to the librarian or bookseller.
 
 
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Katherine Quimbywordsrmylife on April 26th, 2010 03:21 pm (UTC)
"Stand back and let your child talk" is great advice for all sorts of situations. It means the parent is there, but not dominating the conversation.
aprilhenryaprilhenry on April 26th, 2010 06:03 pm (UTC)
Right now it seems like my 14 yo doesn't want to read at all. If i didn't push her to read, I don't think she would read at all. She is in Honors English and has to keep a reading response journal and usually has at least one book - that so far she hasn't been interested in - she _has_ to be reading.

Any tips for that? I hate to think of her not reading.