We take our Read a Thons seriously

Getting kids excited about reading books can be a challenge. There are more things than ever that compete for our attention, and some parents struggle to get their children to read a book. One of the things that works well in my house is… essentially bribery. We load up on treats, we find a stack of books, and we pull out every blanket that we own to build “nests” for the kids. They love it!

Our kids are pretty young still: six, four, two, so they are fairly easy to bribe and manipulate. Do you have any tricks to help young children, or older kids to spend time with books?

Books – a great, free source of entertainment

I came across a nice little info graphic on the web that illustrates some of the advantages of reading books.

And all of these are true, or at least they “might be” true. There is one that I can’t relate to personally. (See below). I can never seem to get out of a bookstore without dropping twenty or thirty bucks! Ha.