Good Advice For Parents About Their Children Reading

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.

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