Changing the Perception
With the kids home from school, it’s been a hit-or-miss kind of workday. Still, I wanted to encourage you to join the conversation about ways we can get more parents involved in reading with their kids.
It all started with yesterday’s Literacy and Reading News Round-up and this Denver Post article with a very sobering statistic: fewer than half of American parents read with their children each day. Jen referenced the it in her link to our Round-up over at Jen Robinson’s Book Page, too.
After those posts went up, I added a poll with this question: How can we improve family reading? And Jen posed this question on her Facebook page yesterday:
What can be done to change the statistic that fewer than half of parents read to their children daily? Seriously, what can be done?
Both her Round-up post and her Facebook query have generated some interesting observations and ideas. This is a conversation that needs to get louder … and we’ would love to hear your ideas. How do we turn that statistic into something we can cheer about?