Parents who Love Reading, Kids who Don't: How it Happens and what You Can Do about it
An inspiring and practical book by a veteran high school teacher that shows how to make your child an avid reader -- even if he or she now dislikes books.
Virtually all teachers agree: The best students are avid readers. They're the kids who don't just do their homework, but pick up books and magazines to read for pleasure. Yet even parents who love to read sometimes find that their kids don't enjoy books. Now, Mary Leonhardt shows how to awaken, or reawaken, a child to the joy of reading. She even identifies the seven stages that children go through as they develop their reading skills and outlines what parents can do to help them along. Her advice is clear, down-to-earth, and proven effective.
Results 1-3 of 38
I'm sure that most parents, who are continually shelling out two or three dollars to
rent a video, would be delighted to rent books for their kids instead. This would
get kids regularly into libraries, and when their mania for series books finally ...
If she's still young, you have a wealth of lovely picture books available to you, and
I'd really splurge and make sure she had as large a collection as you can afford.
Comic books are great too, because they use visual means to tell a story.
If your son likes Pink Floyd, for example, be sure to buy the book about that group
. Sports biographies are also sure winners for kids interested in a particular sport.
Books like this almost have the allure of magazines, and it usually isn't a ...
What people are saying - Write a review
Parents who love reading, kids who don't: what happened and what to doUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Leonhardt, a veteran high school teacher, dedicates this book to all kids who hate reading. Using telling insights into children and the nature of American education, Leonhardt is on target with her ... Read full review