Happy Family Day everyone!
I wish the best to all of you for a fantastic day celebrating your families! My now teen kids and I are huge fans of Harry Potter, and we have spent many years of bedtimes curled up together sharing J.K. Rowling‘s stories about Harry and his friends, among hundreds of other stories. Could it be thousands by now? My wish for you for tonight is a cozy bedtime with a great book!
Motivating Boys to Read
For those of you who may be struggling with motivating boys to read, you are not alone. Research in recent years has cited the importance of book choice for all readers, but boys in particular need to be motivated to read by books that appeal to their specific interests. A significant number of boys respond better to books about real things like vehicles, sports, animals, dinosaurs or other boys and non-fiction books, for example. Jon Scieszka, author and illustrator, launched Guys Read, a website and resource listing books for boys and men by age and interest. Interest categories include ‘Realistic Kids in Realistic Situations’, ‘Robots’ and ‘At Least One Explosion’ to name a few! You can follow Jon on twitter at @Jon_Scieszka .
I leave you with a quote from J.K. Rowling…
“I will defend the importance of bedtime stories to my last gasp.”
A question: What is your favorite bedtime story?
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