Thursday, May 15, 2014
It's in the DISCOVERY
I think I maybe have found the key to helping him discover that reading (to yourself, without being forced) is fun. Graphic Novels. I picked up this thick, simple one at the library last week. Okay, Andy! by Maxwell Eaton. My kid found it on the couch and read it and laughed, and read it again. It was awesome!
It's tricky. Because part of gaining a love of reading is in the DISCOVERY. It's finding a book on your own. It's about not being forced and not being monitored but just enjoying. So… I'll be searching for more books like this and lying them all over the house all summer long in hopes that I can maybe trick this kid into loving reading.
PS If you've got any advice, I'd love it!