We parents and teachers run the risk of picking books for our kids only for their “educational value”.
Even the funny or fun ones – – the ones with really cool covers – – the ones we just want them to read for fun – – we pick so our kids will A) learn their letters or 2) learn to read or 3) practice reading.
A promise of “educational value,” no matter how ambiguous, gets us to move that book right to the top of our reading list.
How could it not? Don’t most of us just want to “prepare” our kids for school, for graduation, for life?
The fact is, our kids have a life now. Why don’t we let them choose their own books?
How do you pick what blogs or books to read? What’s the one thing that will get you to pick up a book or click on a link every single time?
Photographers, artists, poets: show us CHOICES.