Monday, 1 October 2012

Boys and Reading

There is a nation wide (and world wide) disparity between girls and boys and their literacy skills. Research shows that boys are having trouble reading, and that boys are getting worse at reading. No one is quite sure why. Some of the reasons may be biological. Some of the reasons may be sociological.
The good news is that research also shows that boys will read — if they are given reading that interests them. Boys also need to see male role models reading. If you are looking to help motivate your child into becoming a life long reader, click on these links to get ideas on how you, as a parent can help your child:

The Guys Read site provides a list of books of books that may be of interest to your child:

The Ministry of Eduation also has this great resource:

Let's help our children get excited about reading! Let's show them how you can get lost in a great book.

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