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Encouraging Children to Read

15 February, 2013 | By Goldie Alexander

This week I came across 2 interesting ways of encouraging children to read. The first perhaps is more about becoming computer literate at an astonishingly early age. I was introduced to a girl playing on her mother’s iPad bringing up nursery rhymes, songs and stories. The baby already knew hoe to move pages, increase volume (after the mother turned it down) and what characters she wanted to focus on. Not bad for a nineteen month old baby.

The second was I thought a splendid way of mother daughter/son bonding that would also encourage reading. Given the popularity of book clubs, a mother and her ten year old belonged to the same club where  both the child and the mother read the same book and all exchanged views when the participants got together.

I also have the cover of my latest book for readers aged 8 to 12. Called ‘eSide” it is a fantasy set very much in today’s digital world. Here it is:

 

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