Wednesday, April 30, 2008

How to Get Your Child to Love Reading by Esme Raji Codell

How to Get Your Child to Love Reading is one of my favorite go-to books when I need ideas or inspiration for teaching my kids. Geared toward children in a public-school or group setting, it doesn't pose as many practical situations for homeschooling individuals, but it's loaded with book titles on every subject. The book itself is enormous - it's filled with suggestions of what to read and when to read it, but it's so much more than that. While my children tend to be more ravenous than reluctant readers, I've found innumerable ideas on how to enhance our studying of different topics. Most people would say that it's not the sort of book you just sit down and read, but I have to admit that I've done just that. Not only does Mrs. Codell give suggestions on how to get my children fired up about reading, but every time I open her book, I feel her excitement seeping out of the pages. I get a renewed sense of 'I can do this' which is vitally important when you homeschool. I would suggest this book to any educators, whether you're teaching a class of 30 2nd graders, or simply trying to impress upon your own child the wonders she'll find inside of a book.


Pam T said...

Totally agree that this is a good book. And I'm sure you know about it as you're a homeschool mom, but must mention as a fun, educational site for young children.