Friday, March 30, 2012

Captain Underpants to the Rescue

Sure, it isn’t War and Peace, but N has been doing a lot more independent reading, and the current book of choice is Captain Underpants. Truth be told, A, who is a voracious reader, started reading them early on. The key is that N is able to sit and focus on a book for long periods of time, which is priceless from a parental POV.

When kids can entertain themselves without parental participation or the use of video games or TV, it really stokes their imagination and will only help them later in life. Plus, in addition to the enormous amount of information that a child can derive from reading, I’m convinced that activities like reading and doing math wire the brain in a way that helps them deal with conceptual and abstract thinking. Then again, that’s just my bias, but I’m sticking with it.

Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to chingek70 for the pic.

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