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Happy reading with kids ~ It’s FUN-damental!  ~ Bette A. Stevens, Maine author/illustrator http://www.4writersandreaders.com

Nicholas C. Rossis

GatewaySuccessStory-JeffGunhusFoil._V350981886_I found a lovely post on Amazon by Jeff Gunhus, and just had to share! Jeff details how he started his Jack Templar book series as a way to get his two young boys to read. This is what he has to say:

“My son Jack was smart and outgoing. He got great grades. But he liked reading books about as much as he liked walking behind our two yellow labs on clean-up duty. He was way more interested in movies, TV, video games. At first, I wasn’t too worried. But his vocabulary and writing skills began to slip. I decided to do something.

I created the Early Morning Book Club. That was my name anyway. To Jack, I’m sure it was the Early Morning Torture Club. The plan was that we’d get up early and Jack would read out loud to me for an hour. Luckily for him…

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Comments on: "How to Get your Kids to Read" (3)

  1. Thank you for sharing, I’m glad you found the post useful! 🙂


  2. With daughters I started with Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes before they could walk. We throoughly enjoyed the magic of rhythm & rhyme. Before they started school, we read in bed, taking turns. Next Dr. Seuss. Then, Little House, too. There’s nothing quite like READING WITH THE KIDS, no matter the age or stage. 🙂


  3. The “Little House” series worked for my granddaughter. I read to her and then, one day, she said she wanted to read to me. We read a lot of Little House books before she was off on her own. Reading with a child has got to be the best way to get him or her reading.


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