You make many good points regarding parents, children and choosing good books. I also find your points valuable in that you include ideas that will enhance children’s interest in reading, especially the idea of having books around the house available to kids. As a one time teacher, now retired, I was surprised to find that today there are families here in America that do not have any, not one, book in the house, or at least none that interest the kids that live there or that are appropriate for them. I know this from my home visits as a Special Ed. teacher.
Reading to kids and being seen as an adult reader is extremely valuable too. This is also a declining activity in many homes of children. Consequently these kids have no interest in reading.
Please read and review the following book. As a History major and amateur historian I became interested in “Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans” by Rush Limbaugh. This is an amazing book that I heard about partly and most convincingly from kids. It may be the book that saves a generation from losing its historical roots. It is absolutely accurate in what it portrays and the youthful readers love it. Check it out. By the way, the book and author have been nominated for at least one prestigious Children’s Book and Author award.
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And, so, like that teacher who found reading to be a balm, reading aloud also can be a lesson, as books always have been. Not only is reading to kids, no matter their age, important for their development, but it also helps us talk about bigger issues, think deeply about other people’s feelings and how they can help solve problems.