I didn’t discover the value of reading until I finished my my four-year college. Since I was a kid, I was always told that I should read, but no one explained to me why. When I arrived in the States, I had trouble reading in English. As a result, I got bored and gave up after reading one page.
These days, I read every opportunity I have. I read books to stay informed and stay offline. Now that I understand the value of reading, I want to help my kids to start reading as well. Daniel Willingham’s Raising Kids Who Read offers research and guides to help kids to read. The key goal to take away from this book is to show kids that reading is pleasurable. Once they find the joy in reading, they will read themselves.
I don’t read or recommend parenting books, but this one is an exception. It is a great resource for parents who want to introduce reading to their kids.