Boy Mama: How to Raise a Boy Who Reads Posted on July 21, 2012 by boymamateachermama 4 I came across this article in the Wall Street Journal last night. How to Raise a Boy Who Reads What do you think? Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)
Three of my four 15-21 year old teenage boys enjoy reading and read for pleasure outside required school work. I read to them a lot as children, provided books related to any interest they showed (except for the gross out stuff!), let them read at night in bed, and my husband and I read and discussed books often. While they enjoy some fiction, they prefer non-fiction. Interestingly, my most voracious reader also is the most into video games. The one who read least plays video games the least. Go figure!
Isn’t that interesting? It just goes to show there are no hard and fast rules about it! Thanks for sharing!
Yes, I do agree. My toddler age grandson loves books. He will bring me one book after another to sit in my lap and read to him. We keep books low and within his reach and read at the pace he wishes to go. Some days, he will sit through an entire book. Other days he just opens and then closes the book. By following his agenda on reading, he remains interested in books and the reading experience. His books are like a prize possession to him. He carries a book around almost all the time. “The secret to raising boys who read, I submit, is pretty simple—keep electronic media, especially video games and recreational Internet, under control (that is to say, almost completely absent). Then fill your shelves with good books.” I love this and completely agree! I hope you don’t mind me sharing this post with you but it is my own thoughts on reading with boys (or toddlers in general). Thank you for the article!
Thanks for your comment, Deborah!