Love to Learn Linky-- How My Boys "Read" So Much

I have one boy that just adores reading. He DEVOURS books and has ever since he began reading at age 4.  He taught himself to read and was reading books far beyond his level in no time.

My other two boys tolerate reading.  They enjoy listening to stories but rarely will read more than the 15 minutes of reading I require each day.  They prefer picture book and easy chapter books that are definitely considered below their level... and I let them!  I want them to love what they read and associate reading with laughing and having fun. 

Yet, there is no denying that the list of books my boys "read" each month is quite long.  So how do I get them to read so much?  By reading aloud to them, by listening to audibooks, and by allowing them to read book that they enjoy (even if they are "below their level").

  • My boys each have a chapter book that they read from each day.  
  • We have a family chapter book (or two) that we read from each day; usually at breakfast.  
  • We have a book on CD going that we listen to in the car whenever we're going anywhere. 
  •  I often read a few picture books each day at lunch; though these tend to be for geography, history, or science. 
In other words, I make sure we're immersed in books all the time!

Here is a link to the list of books my boys have read this month.

Do you read aloud with your children?  What is your favorite book to read with them?

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  1. I remember when my kids where young and (because I was cheap) I would walk with my kids to small library every Saturday and they joined every reading club they could. I kind of miss those days.

    1. We go to the library a couple of times a week; it's like a second home to us now.

  2. Our son sounds just like yours. He still reads an enormous amount of material each and every day. Alas, he no longer wants to read aloud with me, but I am grateful that he has adored reading since day one. I agree with you about having your boys read what they are interested in, regardless of reading level. It's more important to foster that thirst for knowledge than to fit into someone's preconceived notion of where kids should be according to their chronological age. Read on!

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