How I Encourage My Kids to Become Readers by Brenda Priddy

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Today, children are assailed with many claims on their attention. Not only do children have homework, chores, toys, and video games; but they also have the huge attention grab of the online world.

Getting a child who is pulled in so many different active and stimulating directions to sit down and read is a difficult task. However, regardless of how educational games and online media can be, I still believe that it is important for children to sit and read a book that has pages to turn. According to recent studies, children who read from physical books actually retain more information than children who simply read on screen-based media. This makes it more important than ever to encourage children to read books.

As an adult book-lover, I definitely want to encourage my children to read as much as possible. Here is what I have found to be effective methods…

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