Publisher: Boy-Responsive Literacy Consulting, LLC
Series: Boys Will Read | Parent Series
Publication Date: September 09, 2016
Binding: Kobo eBook
Tired of fighting with your son to turn off Minecraft/the television/his computer and read a book for a change?
And when he does choose books to read- comic books/graphic novels/fart books/the Captain Underpants series/books about creepy, gross things- do you find yourself telling him to "stop reading and pick out something more appropriate" because you're worried his choices will make his brain turn to mush?
PROBLEM: 75% of 9- to 14-year-old boys don't read for pleasure every day (if they read at all). By not reading, they are at a distinct competitive disadvantage against boys (and girls) who do.
FACT: We live in a global, knowledge-based, information-driven world where strong literacy skills are essential for success.
FACT: 30 minutes of reading for pleasure every day is the best way to develop vocabulary and general knowledge, exercise empathy, and strengthen verbal cognitive and reading skills (to name just a few of this daily habit's amazing benefits).
So what can a parent do to change their son's trajectory?
Enter Boys and Books.
It is a how-to action guide for discouraged parents who want their preteen/early teen son to read for pleasure, but he won't.
In this book, parents learn: