Written by contributor Anne Bogel of Modern Mrs. Darcy
My kids will happily read just about anything–unless it’s assigned reading.
And if I make the further mistake to try to sell them on it? Well, forget about it. They won’t touch that book for years.
(Am I the only one?)
This used to upset me–as a parent, a teacher, and a curriculum director.
Of course, I could make them just read the book, and they’d do it. But you know what? We’ve worked hard to foster a love of learning in our kids. Instead of forcing them to begrudgingly read, I’ve decided to play to my strengths–and to theirs.
Because my kids will read just about anything–happily, and of their own initiative–if they think it’s their own idea. We’ve found a few ways to take advantage of that.