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The Secret to Raising a Reader

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.

I get book suggestions from friends on Goodreads , Amazon's best seller list , and Bookmarks magazine how about you? Here are some of my favorite books right now . . . 

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

Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World by Tony Wagner

What book are you going to read or are you already reading?