Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Want your kid to read? Let them pick their own book!

According to the Kids & Family Reading Report Online Press Kit:
"Nine out of ten children say that they are more likely to finish [a] book they choose themselves."
Um, no offense, but "Duh!"  

Finding a book on your own, whether by chance or through the grapevine, is half the magic of reading books. Amazon counts on this. Teachers and parents tend to forget.

In fact, I've started to realize the more I push a book, the less likely my daughter is to want to read it. Gee, I have no idea where she gets that (I once gave a book report in high school for an assigned book in which I mostly listed the reasons I didn't finish it.)

Report via @gregpincus via @glossaria