I worry that I don’t have a child who gobbles up books – love that expression! But this post by Nebby has really made me think again. I gobble up books but I should definitely think carefully about the merits of this and the merits of wanting this for my kids. Reading is great BUT ideally, thoughtfully and one way to do this is to re-read good quality books. I never re-read books, I’m always on to the next thing. Having read Nebby, I want to encourage my kids to read differently from me. I will also try and look up the book lists Nebby and commenter, Patti discuss.
Do you have a child who gobbles up books? You know the sort I mean– those who read in their beds till all hours, who have been through everything in the children’s section of the library, who come home every week with huge stacks of books. I have one child who is definitely like this, another who reads quite a bit, and two more who just aren’t there yet.
I frequently hear parents lament that their children are not readers and wonder how they can inspire them to read more. But when the children are readers, we tend to assume they are okay intellectually or academically. After all, if one can read well, one can access whatever information they need, right?
But a couple of things I have read lately have made me wonder whether we don’t need to worry about our book-gobblers sometimes too.
The first is from the novel Waverley
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