Thursday, August 21, 2014

Back to School Book Blogger Challenge - Day 4.

Day 4: If you are a parent, or have advice for parents...what doyou (or think would work) to foster the love of reading in your kids?

The Back to School Book Blogger Challenge is hosted by Parajunkee. Stop by her blog to join in!

Here are things that my dad did to foster the love of reading in me.

1. Took me to the library to get a library card.
2. Read to me.
3. Read the same books as me and discussed them. 
4. Bought me books. 
5. Talked about authors he liked, disliked or just something interesting about them.
6. Had lots of bookshelves at the family's disposal. 
7. Never censored my reading. 

How about you?  What do you do to foster the love of reading in your own kids or any kids?


Karen said...

It's interesting to watch my two different sets of nieces and nephews when it comes to reading.

One mom has exposed them to all kinds of literature early on and now they'll read anything. The other mom only gives them what they ask for so they tend to read only what's popular and don't like anything that's "different".

I mostly read about animals and dinosaurs when I was a kid. Sadly, I didn't become an avid reader until I started blogging. It wasn't even my intention to blog only about books. lol

Karen @ For What It's Worth

Julie@My5monkeys said...

I had a mom like that with reading . I don't censor my kids books at all but I am informed parent of the books that are out there. Because my YA is so different from my kids YA. I am glad to have found new authors and I got my dd to read divergent .

Louise said...

My parents never censored my reading either, which I'm really glad about. I think that when parents control what their children can and can't read, it can have a negative effect on how much they like reading.

Louise - Nerdette Reviews

Anonymous said...

It's good that your Dad didn't censor your reading, that is a really good idea!
Sharon @ Sharon's Book Nook!

Unknown said...

Quote "Never censored my reading!" I used to read really scary stories, when I was a child, and nothing ever happened to me. I used to watch wrestling too, but I was never violent. On the contrary I couldn't even hurt a bee. Nowadays parents are really concerned about what children read. They should know that children need to learn about the evil in books, in order to understand life. Good post!

Kate @Midnight Book Girl said...

I think almost everyone I know who's a reader comes from a home with at least one reader parent. It makes me sad for all the kids growing up with the people who always claim that they're too busy to read.

cindysloveofbooks said...

As a parent I never sensor what my son reads. He is a pretty good judge of character when it comes to books and what he likes and doesn't like

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