Get the Picture?
Now this article just makes me sad. You wanna kill the love of reading in your child? Take away the books that make them happy and force them to read the books that you think they should like. I don’t get it. As both an avid reader and a parent, and I just don’t get it. If you let the kid progress at his or her own speed, if you let them choose what they want to read, they’ll eventually get to chapter books on their own. Curling up with a book is one of the joys of life, not some thankless chore like making your bed or taking out the garbage. The point is to instill a love of reading in a child, not prep them for the SAT.
No wonder ten-year-olds would rather sit around playing their PS3s than crack a book — their parents probably took away GOODNIGHT MOON and replaced it with CRIME AND PUNISHMENT when they started walking.