Random musings of a wandering soul

“Your kids read?” I can almost see the skeptical wonder in some people’s eyes as they ask me. The next question comes almost automatically, “But how do you make them read? Mine is so addicted to TV and games.“ And I am reminded of what Anne Fadiman mentioned in her book, ‘Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader’

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Comments on: "How to Make Them Read and What" (5)

  1. Very interesting post, Bindu. I have always wondered about this. I do want my kids to read, voraciously at that. I am a passionate reader, but the OH is not. He will do anything to wiggle his way out of reading a book. 😀 Fingers crossed.

    Books on beds, on the floor, on bedside tables and dining tables – that does sound a lot like my house! 😀

    • What I have noticed is if one of the parents read and the other is at least neutral, children pick up the habit sooner or later. Giving them a nudge in the right direction speeds up the process, I guess 🙂

  2. Great post! I have seen it too many a times that those kids with parents who read are eventually the ones who do get onto it quicker. Some start late.. watching peers too…

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