A Collection of Favorite Books
A Collection of Favorite Books Is a Great Incentive for Kids to Read
by: Aldene Fredenburg
Helping your child develop his own collection of favorite books is a great way to encourage the habit of reading. While the many books your child gets to read in school or the local library are wonderful resources, nothing beats finding your kid curled up in a corner, entertaining himself with a much beloved book of his own.
Adults generally read a book once or perhaps twice if it's a really compelling book. Not so with kids; a child will read a favorite book, ten, twenty, or more times, becoming so familiar with the content that he can often quote large passages from the book. Take the Harry Potter books, for instance: kids have devoured the series, and can tell you every detail of every character and plot twist, and can tell you, with lots of energy and disapproval, how at least one of the movies departed from the original book.
Providing your child with a selection of fiction and nonfiction books covering his favorite subjects is perhaps the best thing you can do to keep him reading and to prepare him for future success in school and beyond.
About The Author
Aldene Fredenburg is a freelance writer living in southwestern New Hampshire. She has written numerous articles for local and regional newspapers and for a number of Internet websites, including Tips and Topics. She expresses her opinions periodically on her blog, http://beyondagendas.blogspot.com.
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