Friday, October 22, 2010

How To Get Boys To Read

An interesting article on getting boys to read. Getting me to read was never my parents' problem; that would be getting me to stop! I do remember my mom struggling to find books that engaged my little brother so that he would love reading, too. Nowadays, he's a huge reader, so it must have worked, but back when he was little, there was a sense of desperation in the air.


Tara said...

This is an interesting article. I do not spend much time around children, and the one child I do spend time around is a little girl who is also an avid reader. The article didn't directly mention it, but I think a lot of it has to do with society's reaction to young boys who read rather than spend that time playing video games and wrestling. Young boys cannot appreciate the gentlemanly manners of a polite, well-educated peer; rather, they will tease and bully such a child. Other activities are seen as much "cooler" than reading and being bookish. How do you change their minds without bribing them or completely limiting access to electronics, as the article suggests? I definitely don't know.

Kimba said...

odd, my son will read for hours - just like his Mom and Pop and Sis.
Some folks, though, just don't care to read and this is okay though I am often sad for them.