"I am an advocate of reading aloud to children, and I teach grade 5. I feel like it’s a confession. It’s the first step, and one I would hope everyone would follow.
In the early grades, I think most teachers read to children because they can’t read too well themselves. However, as children get older, reading aloud seems to diminish. When I ask my students in grade 5 how many of them have parents who read aloud, sometimes one child raises his or her hand. Sometimes, I have a class where no one raises their hand."
Thomas Spence writes on The Wall Street Journal Taste page about the reading gap between boys and girls, but says that the current recipe, which involves giving boys 'gross-out' books about bodily functions, will not work, while taking away video...
The Boy who was Raised by Librarians is a children's picture book about a boy whose life is enriched by his daily visits to the Livingston Public Library and his relationship with the librarians there.