A Few Words For Parents offers some good advice to parents about their children reading. It’s from the blog Catching Readers Before They Fall.
Here’s an excerpt:
Should I give my child prizes for every book she reads?
It is great to encourage a child to read more, but reading should be its own reward. When we offer kids pizza or stickers for reading a certain number of books, we are actually sending a message that reading is something unpleasant so we have to resort to prizes to get them to read. Also, when kids are counting the number of books they read in a race for a prize, they often sacrifice quality for quantity.
As the blogger writes:
If you are a teacher reading this post, feel free to duplicate it to use in one of your parent newsletters or to give out at parent conference time.