Raising A Reader By Jennie Nash
Published July 2003 by St Martin's Press
Jennie Nash was one of those parents. You know the ones. They're the people that run up and down along the sidelines, screaming, as their child plays soccer. They're the parents that push their children onto the stage despite extreme stage fright. In Jennie's case, though, it wasn't sports or theater or even scholastics, in general, that Jennie pushed. It was a passion for reading. She loved to read and she assumed that she could instill that same passion in her children. She assumed that...until she realized that she couldn't. In this book, Nash has passed along to the rest of us the lessons she learned along the way. She shares the mistakes she made as well as what did work. Nash learned that the magic moments happen in their own good time. Our job as parents is to make it possible for those magic moments to happen.
Along the way, Nash shares tips she's picked up from others as well as what she's learned in her own life. There is also a wealth of books listed that are not only excellent books but books that will inspire children to want to read more. I highly recommend this for all parents of young children.