4 Tips to Selecting Great Books for Boys
DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that there's a real opportunity to help boys develop a love of reading during the first few years of school? Unfortunately, it's been estimated that about 25% of boys will develop a negative attitude toward reading by the time they reach 2nd grade. What's the good news? By introducing books with strong boy appeal, you may be able to help get your young reader off to a great start and encourage a lifelong love of reading! Our 4 simple reading tips for parents will help you in selecting great books for boys and getting boys to read.
Look for main characters that are male! They are easier for boys to identify with.
Mix it up! Be sure to consider a variety of genre including adventure tales, war stories, sports and historical non-fiction.
Select children's books that support their interests! Do you have an aspiring astronaut? Ply him with books about space and the solar system, biographies of famous astronauts, and tales of real-life space missions.
Make it funny! Humor is a sure-fire way to entice boys (even the most reluctant readers) into reading any book.
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