The Secret to Raising a Reader
June 14, 2012
© Melissa Taylor
Here's a secret to motivate your kids to read.
It's really easy.
Be a reader.
You know that old adage, "Practice what you preach"? It's a good rule, don't you think? So, if we want our kids to read, we need to read, too.
The Reading Is Fundamental website agrees saying, “As much as they may deny it, most children want to be like their parents. Their lifelong habits start to form at the earliest ages, often by mimicking older members of the family. If they see you reading daily—both for function and for pleasure—they will more likely become avid readers themselves.”
Okay, so are you ready to be a good role model reader?
(I'm going to pretend you're nodding your head in agreement.)
Yippee! You'll make your kids so proud. Now all you need is a good book.
Imagine: How Creativity Works by Jonah Lehrer
Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
IQ84 by Haruki Murakami
Bitterblue by Kristin Cashmore
Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World by Michael Hyatt
What book are you going to read or are you already reading?
Melissa Taylor is a freelance writer, an award-winning educational blogger at ImaginationSoup, an award-winning teacher with a M.A. in Education, and a mom of two children, ages 6 and 9. Follow Taylor on Twitter or find her on Facebook.
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