Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Finding the Key

One of the bigger challenges of raising children is getting them to read. Reading is very hard when you're learning to do it, and the only thing that will make it easy is practice. Why would a kid want to practice something that difficult and boring? Sure, we adults know they will love it when they master the skill, but they don't know that. The secret is to find some reading material your particular child can't put down. One father told me he'd let his son read porn if it would get him to read at all. I had to find something different for each of three girls, but they all eventually turned to reading for pleasure, which is the key to mastering the skill. For Moishe (and for many kids), comic books are the key. That lesson comes in the latest comic from Lunarbaboon.


Bill Scheitzach said...
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Bill Scheitzach said...

If you are of a certain age, I need only mention two words ....
"Classic Comics"
Proof that there is nothing new under the sun.