Reading was a big part of my children’s summer. I can still hear my oldest chattering a mile a minute as he told me all about the game of Quidditch. That was the summer we discovered Harry Potter.
I can see my middle son shaking with laughter as he read Bunnicula for the first time.
I remember how excited my boys got when the newest Harry Potter or Redwall book came out. There would be all kinds of lively negotiations as the three of them figured out who would read the books first.
Books have magical properties don’t they? You can send your child to Hogwarts or let them hunt for treasure. You can invite them to travel through a wardrobe to a magical land or ride on the backs of dragons.
But how can we convince our children to pick up a book and keep reading? Here are some simple strategies to help.Continue Reading