Get Children Refocused on the Written Word | The Distracted Generation

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I remember when I was growing up, my parents always stuck a book under my nose so that I would read. Of course, back then we didn’t have the internet, cell phones, or tablets. Now, I try to do the same thing for my kids. At ages 4 and 5, they are just now learning to write but they are able to read. We read books every day and then I have them read to me before they go to sleep at night.

They’ve even started creating “stories” to share. Whether it is about a character in a book that they’ve read or something they made up in their imagination I love that they are creating something.

Distractions for our generation weren’t as commonplace as they are today. What are you doing to help your children learn to love the written word?
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  1. Candy Kelley says:

    We work on this a lot with my grandson he has a lot of books and we read with him. We try not to plop him in front of electronic media and expect him to learn something. Its a good idea to keep them exposed to the written word at all times.

  2. Shannon says:

    Sadly, I used to read all of the time and I don’t anymore. I agree that people should read more and encourage their kids to read, also.

  3. I agree a lot with this infograph, it seems like it’s harder for kids to read these days as there are so many distractions that weren’t there for previous generations! I think the infograph really makes great points about how to get younger children to develop habits of reading, starting right from being read to at home to having access to books to read that they can choose for themselves! Hopefully there’s a way to connect the technology to reading so that kids can learn to appreciate the written word!

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