Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Advice to parents: read aloud to your kids

Katherine Peterson, author of Bridge to Tabitha, will be the new national ambassador for young people’s literature. (We didn't even know such a position existed.) Her mission is to get kids to read. Her message is that you should start them on that road yourself.

From the NY Times: The main advice she’ll be giving adults: Read aloud to your children. “You can read out loud, and if you’re exhausted or crying so hard because you know that Charlotte is going to die in the next chapter,” she said, “you can turn it over to the kid to read the next part.” (That’s “Charlotte’s Web,” she’s talking about, of course.) More...

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