A practical guide to inspiring children—toddlers to teenagers—to read for pleasure
Life is hectic for the modern family—a maelstrom of activity and screen time from which it is hard to carve out a few minutes of peace and calm to read a good book. Yet that is all that is needed to create a young person who will love reading for the rest of their lives, which will increase their confidence, encourage their language development, and improve their life chances. In this practical guide Alison David uses her experience and extensive research to show parents how to instill a love of reading that will improve not only their child’s life, but theirs as well. Sitting alongside parenting books by the likes of Gina Ford, Annabel Karmel, Amy Chua, and Steve Biddulph, this practical guide to reading will satisfy a real need for many parents.
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About the Author
Alison David is consumer insight director at Egmont UK, a specialist children’s book and magazine publisher. She is passionate about finding new and exciting ways to encourage children to read and, in her role at Egmont, and has launched the Reading Street study working with families and schools to give children a reading habit.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Screen time: finding a balance 18
Chapter 2 Pre-school: ages 0-4 32
Chapter 3 Starting school: ages 5-7 56
Chapter 4 Choosing to read: ages 8-11 90
Chapter 5 Staying connected: ages 12-16 118
Resources and acknowledgments 156