Raising Bookworms: Getting Kids Reading for Pleasure and Empowerment

Raising Bookworms: Getting Kids Reading for Pleasure and Empowerment☉ [PDF / Epub] ☆ Raising Bookworms: Getting Kids Reading for Pleasure and Empowerment By Emma Walton Hamilton ❤ – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk This book offers creative strategies, tips, and activities to help young people discover or rediscover the joy and empowerment of reading This book offers creative strategies, tips, and Getting Kids Kindle Ð activities to help young people discover or rediscover the joy and empowerment of reading. Growing up I read countless books on subjects that interested me including tornadoes, insects, wildlife, and of course, fictional fairy tales and other stories I could get lost in After having children of my own, something I knew for certain was that I wanted them to be readers too not just for school, but to actually develop a love for reading and learning for life It couldn t beof a challenge, especially now in a world full of electronic competition In this book the author demonstrat Growing up I read countless books on subjects that interested me including tornadoes, insects, wildlife, and of course, fictional fairy tales and other stories I could get lost in After having children of my own, something I knew for certain was that I wanted them to be readers too not just for school, but to actually develop a love for reading and learning for life It couldn t beof a challenge, especially now in a world full of electronic competition In this book the author demonstrates how parents and teachers can guide children toward reading, and help establish a love for reading beginning as early as baby hood She shares strategies for different age groups and some eye opening statistics There are also recommended book lists for each age group, and a resource section which includes recommended books and other publications, organizations, and websites for parents and educators One of my favorite aspects of the book were the quotes shared for each chapterProperly, we should read for power Man reading should be man intensely alive The book should be a ball of light in one s handEzra Pound, PoetThe book does seem repetitive throughout, but the way it s organized is what makes it feel that way Each section covers a different age range and some suggestions for early elementary aged children also pertain to middle grade readers for example, keep books everywhere is a suggestion for all age groups If you re reading it from front to back, the book might seem monotonous, but one who just focuses on their child s age will get exactly what they re looking for A big question I had before reading this book was Should I still be reading aloud to my middle graders The answer is a resounding yesKeep reading with your child Really Continue reading aloud to your older child, wherever and whenever possible It isn t until around eighth grade that young people s reading abilities and listening skills converge meaning that until that point, children can understand a great dealof what is read to them than they are able to read themselves, both in terms of vocabulary and ideas This alone should be incentive enough to continue reading aloud with kids through middle school But there s also the fact that continuing to read together through the middle school years keeps the connection between reading and pleasure alive, as well as helping young people to become better readers themselves and discover what kinds of stories and authors inspire them Plus, it provides important opportunities for you to explore social and moral issues together I was full of positivity after learning that because reading together is something we still enjoy doing even though they re perfectly capable of reading on their own , and to know it s beneficial is comforting After reading through this book, it s apparent that I ve done much of what I can, but there s certainly still room for improvement as well Overall, this is a book I recommend for parents, teachers, or anyone who has a chance in helping a child establish the connection between reading and pleasure There s a wealth of information here and it s a great book to have for reference 4 Very repetitive but a quick study The most valuable part is the references to books by age and other works to help support your child s literary endeavors. The author has lots of good resources. The glowing recommendations from librarians on the cover raised my expectations for this book, and they were not fully met I enjoyed hearing her interview on NPR and very much enjoyed the portions of the book when she was on her soapbox I wish there had beenof her commentary on those issues TV, dark books for children and a lot less repetition Having checked this out from the library, I read it as a book, when I think it is best used as a reference She repeats the strategies for The glowing recommendations from librarians on the cover raised my expectations for this book, and they were not fully met I enjoyed hearing her interview on NPR and very much enjoyed the portions of the book when she was on her soapbox I wish there had beenof her commentary on those issues TV, dark books for children and a lot less repetition Having checked this out from the library, I read it as a book, when I think it is best used as a reference She repeats the strategies for making reading a joyful experience for each age group, so you see the same thing four times I almost returned it after reading the baby chapter where her helpful ideas were use board books, animal books, rhyming books, ABC books, and make your own photo albums uh, duh Thankfully, the suggestions got better in the older age groups time capsules, family trees, cooking projects and I ll definitely use the lists of recommended books.I remain shocked by the statistics she shares Eighty percent of US families did not buy or read a book last year Seventy percent of US adults have not been in a bookstore in the past 5 years Forty two percent of college graduates never read another book once they have graduated I really can t fathom any of these and wish she had spenttime discussing them and making an action plan instead of telling us to make a cozy reading nook four times I believe in everything Hamilton says in this book about the importance of associating reading with pleasure and how reading aloud to kids OF ALL AGES helps facilitate this goal It wasn t a great book though I learned about several useful reading websites, but besides that, I found this book a repetitive she repeats the same suggestions for each age group and lacking in new information Hamilton is the daughter of Julie Andrews, and at several points she mentions the connection between readi I believe in everything Hamilton says in this book about the importance of associating reading with pleasure and how reading aloud to kids OF ALL AGES helps facilitate this goal It wasn t a great book though I learned about several useful reading websites, but besides that, I found this book a repetitive she repeats the same suggestions for each age group and lacking in new information Hamilton is the daughter of Julie Andrews, and at several points she mentions the connection between reading aloud and performance I wish she would have taken this a bit further, making this aunique book that would actually add some new ideas Instead, I would highly recommend Trelease s Read Aloud Handbook over this one I really wanted to like this book, and it is full of important information for parents to help support a love of reading But it was also very repetitive This outline would make for a great interactive website and the focus on what adults can do to connect reading to pleasure is so important we don t have to kill the joy of reading with endless comprehension questions. I see lots of repetitions in thus book However it s useful for readers who want their kids to be a bibliophile The wonderful part is the detailed list of age appropriate books A must read for all readers. A pretty handy reference for how to instill a love of reading in your children I had a number of take always and things I ll approach differently I especially like the end of each child development phase having some recommended reading. There was a lot of great information in this book My only issue is that it was very repetitive It s definitely worth the read though. Wonderful ideas

Raising Bookworms: Getting Kids Reading for Pleasure and
  • Paperback
  • 190 pages
  • Raising Bookworms: Getting Kids Reading for Pleasure and Empowerment
  • Emma Walton Hamilton
  • English
  • 12 July 2019
  • 098158330X