Thursday, February 2, 2017

For Love of Reading

N is beginning to take a bit to reading, and while his enthusiasm is not quite overwhelming, it's come a long way, and I would go as far as to say that he might even enjoy it a little bit. Wishful thinking? Perhaps, but what parent isn't guilty of that? He was definitely resistant in the beginning to any and all forms of reading, so we had to kind of be the mean parents, forcing the issue and making him read. Not a ton, but a little bit every day. Now it's a regular thing and he's not doing cartwheels to get at those books, but he's doing it, sometimes without our prompting. This, in my opinion, is a home run. He gets to choose his own books, and he has even said that he likes certain ones. We have him write up a little book report for each one and he's been doing a good job. Sure, he'd rather be building drones or riding his bike, which I completely understand, but sometimes you have to feed you soul a little bit, too. I think he understands this.

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

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