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Tips for Growing Bookworms: Series Recap and Future Plans

Posted by Jen Robinson on April 5, 2010 at 6:00 AM in Literacy NewsRecommendations
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jkrROUNDUP.jpgBack in 2007 I wrote a post for own blog about 10 Tips for Growing Bookworms. Over the past few months, I've been expanding upon and updating each of those original ten ideas here at Booklights. After all, helping parents to grow young readers is what we're all about at Booklights, right? It only made sense to share these tips here.

In today's post, I'm going to link to each of the 10 tips posts, as presented here at Booklights, so that they'll all be handy in one place.

  1. Read Aloud
  2. Read the Books Your Children Read
  3. Choose Books that Your Children Enjoy
  4. Make Sure Your Children Have Books of their Own
  5. Visit Libraries and Bookstores
  6. Read Yourself, and Model an Appreciation for Reading
  7. Point Out When You're Learning Useful Information by Reading
  8. Be Selective in Television Watching
  9. Create Cozy Reading Spaces within Your Home, and Keep Books Handy
  10. Let Them Stay Up Late Reading Under the Covers

It should be noted that the above tips owe a debt to the following references, all of which I read prior to writing the original post (versions updated here as appropriate). Any of these books would be an excellent place to start, in learning more about growing bookworms.

I'd also add Donalyn Miller's The Book Whisperer to my list of recommendations, of course. That hadn't been published yet when I wrote the original set of tips.

I would love to know if there are other tips that you'd like to share to help parents and teachers in encouraging young readers. In my mind, there's no particular reason why the list has to stop at ten tips, after all. Any suggestions? If anything here in the comments (or elsewhere) inspires me, I'll add further entries to the series. Thanks for reading, and for caring about growing bookworms!!

Links to books in this post are affiliate links for the Amazon Associates program, for which the site Jen Robinson's Book Page may receive a referral fee.


Allison writes...

Thanks Jen for a great list of tips! We have a related post entitled Ten Tips for Teaching Your Child to Read:

Terry Doherty writes...

This is such a fabulous series. Great ideas, easy to do, and very inspirational. Thanks, Jen!

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