I’m guest posting today over at The Old Schoolhouse Review Crew blog about the topic of reading! Here’s a little excerpt from my article but then click the link below to read the rest!
Harry S. Truman once said, “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” We all want our children to become strong leaders, but what if you have a child who would rather eat Brussels sprouts than get anywhere near a book? If you’re like me and have a child who would rather eat green things than read, what do you do?
Reading is an essential part of life. It helps develop vocabulary, brain connections, concentration, imagination, language skills, writing skills and so much more. Children who excel in reading are on their way to excel in all academic subjects.
Some children have learning struggles that make it difficult for them to learn to read. My son struggles with dyslexia, and this has made reading a difficult chore for him. To him, reading was laborious, frustrating, and unrewarding. I found some great resources that helped my son with his challenges, but I wanted him to realize that reading wasn’t just a school assignment. I wanted him to see joy and adventure in reading. I wanted him to discover the amazing worlds within the pages of a book.