On this blog, we’ve talked a lot about children’s reading. From how reading Improves Emotional Intelligence to Tips on How to Incentivize Children to Read. All of those stories are meant to stress how vitally important reading is and also how children are not doing as well at it as they have in past decades. A friend of mine that happens to be a teacher in an inner-city school told me just yesterday that he has an entire class of fourth graders that can’t and can’t do math.
It also starts with parents becoming involved. From that, all else flows because involvement allows you to hold the teacher and school to account for what they are and they aren’t teaching your children which is a perfect segway into this book, Raising Kids Who Read: What Parents and Teachers Can Do.
How parents and educators can teach kids to love reading in the digital age Everyone agrees that reading is important, but kids today tend to lose interest in reading before adolescence. In Raising Kids Who Read, bestselling author and psychology professor Daniel T. Willingham explains this phenomenon and provides practical solutions for engendering a love of reading that lasts into adulthood. Like Willingham’s much-lauded previous work, Why Don’t Students Like School?, this new book combines evidence-based analysis with engaging, insightful recommendations for the future. Intellectually rich argumentation is woven seamlessly with entertaining current cultural references, examples, and steps for taking action to encourage reading. [Read More]