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The Teacher is Talking: Getting Your Kids Excited About Books

By Leslie Lindsay For some, books are a way to escape the mundane and hop into a world full of adventure and inspiratation.  For others, books are just boring.  And for those just learning to read, it can be a chore.  It takes some time for kids to get to that level of reading where they really enjoy it–where it’s “reading to learn and not just learning to read.” Depending on where  your child is “at” in terms of their reading abilities and interest, you may find these tips helpful: Read to your child daily.  Even if your kiddo can read on his own, research shows that kids who are read to often develop a greater love for the written word, increase fluency, and are more likely to seek out books on their own.  In fact, growing up I had a friend whose large family would read aloud from some of the classics after dinner when some of the children were well into their high school years. Let your child see you reading something for …