Regular readers of this blog will know I’m a big fan of Margot Kinberg and her blog, Confessions of a Mystery novelist. Here I share Margot’s wonderful recent post on raising children who read.
‘You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.’
If you think about it, that quote makes some sense. No matter how many truly fine books there are available, if people don’t read them, they have no impact.
I’m quite sure I don’t have to convince you of the value and the joy in reading. After all, I don’t think I’m the only one who has a staggering TBR list (and no, you don’t get to know how many books are on mine. So there. 😉 ). The real challenge is passing on that love of books to future generations.
And it’s not just teaching decoding skills either. It’s not even teaching skills like identifying characters, remembering information and the like, as important as they are. It’s thinking about the ideas in books…
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