Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fanatic Readers

There was a great article yesterday on the CNN web site titled "How to Get Your Kid to be a Fanatic Reader". The article was written by James Patterson and it stressed how important it is for parents to be involved in their kids reading by both helping them to find books they will love and by being reading role models. Mr. Patterson goes on to describe how he and his wife helped their son find books that he gobbled up and his reading skills improved dramatically. "Here's a simple but powerful truth that many parents and schools don't act on: The more kids read, the better readers they become." Of course, if your father is James Patterson he probably knows a lot about books and authors and can easily find titles that will interest you. However, most parents probably aren't as aware of current trends in fiction for kids. As luck would have it I happen to know a few people who are up on it--yes I am talking about the librarians at your local library. Please give us an excuse to talk about good books and reading!

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