10 Steps to Raising a Lifelong Reader

A wonderful article about how to raise a reader.


Half of all American adults admit to never having read a single book since graduation from high school and most of the rest admit to reading only one book a year. Harper Collins put out this list of 10 steps to raising an American adult who reads.

1. Read to your kid daily.

2. Give them ownership of what books they check out. This is a serious one. A kid came in the other day and wanted to check out a Pete the Cat book and his dad said no because he “thinks the artist is inaccurate.” Are you kidding me?? It’s a book about a cat who walks and goes to school. Just let him check out the book!

3. Encourage, don’t disparage. This is especially true I think when they get in to school. Then it all becomes about what level their teacher says they should read at…

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