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More on promoting reading for kids

21 Oct

In a July 2011 post, “Instilling a Love of Reading, By Whatever Means,” I commented on an article suggesting bribery to get kids to read. That’s still not a bad idea. <a href="http://wp.me/pWVCn-3V&quot; title="Instilling a Love of Reading, …"

Now I've come across even better ideas from a famous author I have newfound respect for: James Patterson who, with Hachette Book Group, took out a full-page ad in the Oct. 13, 2011, New York Times.

"We Can Get Our Kids Reading." made salient points about parent involvement, noting that to leave the development of a love for reading entirely to the schools is a tragic mistake. "Moms and Dads, it's important that your kids see you reading" was one of several statements that got my attention.

Must pass along a few great websites Patterson cited: GuysRead.com (for boys who are reluctant readers), ReadKiddoRead.com, FirstBook.org and the Kids Reading List at Oprah.com

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