Raising Kids Who Read: What Parents & Teachers Can Do
Reading is our link to the world around us--past, present, and future. Yet today's kids live in a media-saturated world that entices them with a glut of less enriching alternatives. In Raising Kids Who Read, best-selling author and psychology professor Daniel T. Willingham provides parents and teachers with practical solutions for engendering a love of reading that lasts into adulthood.
Similar to Willingham's much-lauded Why Don't Students Like School?, this new book combines evidence-based analysis of the latest research with engaging, insightful recommendations. Willingham reveals the three elements that are essential for kids to enjoy reading--decoding, comprehension, and motivation--and provides practical tips for supporting all three from birth through adolescence. Weaving together intellectually rich arguments and entertaining discussion, Raising Kids Who Read offers
- Research-based, concrete suggestions that help parents and teachers instill a love of reading
- Age-specific tips for developing decoding ability, comprehension, and motivation in kids from birth onward
- Advice for helping kids with reading problems and encouraging reading in the digital age
Debunking myths about literacy instruction, Raising Kids Who Read will empower you to share the joy of reading with kids of all ages.