She doesn’t love to read
I find it irritating, ironic and down-right unjust that my own daughter does not love reading. After all, I “know” literacy and since birth have done the following things which I’ll list for edification purposes. (Take notes but be warned–does not work for all children; in particular, my eldest daughter.) And, p.s. aren’t introverts suppose to love books?
* read to her daily A LOT of books and 3 books at bedtime
* take regular trips to the library and check out as many books as we can carry, read them all in no particular order
* model reading my own books and make time for reading during the day
* have excessive amounts of books at various reading levels and on various topics – seriously, it’s excessive
* reward with books
* got her a special reading headlamp for bed-time reading
* limit television — none during the school week and only limited on Saturdays
* listen to books on tape in the car, for quiet time, and just for fun
Okay, you get the point. A+B=C, right? If only.
(I will mention that since birth, she’s never loved, loved, loved books like my other child. In fact, I use to read mostly at meal time because it was the only time I could get her to sit still for the length of a story.)
Here are my demands desires.
- I want her to grab a book and read until she’s called to dinner.
- I want her to talk about what she’s reading as if it were real.
- I want her to look to books for information she wants to learn.
- I want an epiphany.
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