I'm finishing the Divergent series.
I've actually read a lot this summer.
And there is tons of research supporting the idea that kids with parents who read are better readers. It's just anything else. Kids learn from the example we set.
I am reading Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
I just finished "A Dance With Dragons" The 5th Game of Thrones book.
My husband and I are avid readers. All of our children are too.
Purely anecdotal - but my boys definitely fit the reading parents = reading children theory as well as the 'the more you read to them, the better they do later with reading' theory. DH & I both read and have always read to my boys. My 7 yo (going into 2nd) is reading at least at a 5th grade level (haven't really tested him, but he had no trouble with a book at a 5th grade level). My 5 yo (going into K) read me text that is likely at a 1st or 2nd grade level (this is with no one really making an effort to teach him to read).
I am currently reading 'A Paris Apartment'. DH has several books going (including one that DS7 is insisting we all read because he liked it - Top Wing by Matt Christopher).
I just finished Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls. I read all the time. DD is a good reader and likes to read, but it is not a love yet. But she has a HUGE imagination and loves pretend play, so i predict when she stops playing with toys, she will start loving books more.
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