I’m not sure if there is something in the air, but of late I’ve found myself reading blogs and tweets about inspiring children to read. This prompted me to pen a blog that started with my love of reading as a child, and how I found myself so engrossed I wanted to join the characters. Escapism at it’s best.
My children no longer need me to prompt them towards reading, and oddly I’m not sure if I really did do that for them, which in itself seems daft considering how much I love a good book.
So now I wonder how children are being inspired to read, and how we (society) can make sure they do. Is it as simple as utilising iPads, downloading books instead of apps and games? Or do we remove technology from their lives and put into their hands a book?
Inspiring children to read requires a great teacher. Somebody who makes the book a magical space where anything can happen and usually does