Friday, October 15, 2010

Motivating Young Readers with ADHD to love Reading

Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson novels for young readers and a champion for introducing children to the wonders of ancient Greek Gods, suggests 4 ways to get kids reading. I agree with all 4 of his suggestions buy especially with these 2. Model Reading at Home and Match your children with the right books. Recent research suggests that the best way to insure a child's intellectual development is to surround them with books at home. Yes, every child should have access to a home library. My personal approach would be to have books specifically for the kids but also a "Secret Shelf" where books that are intended for a more mature reader live which is pointed too as a reward for becoming a serious reader. That's how my Dad convinced me to read....he kept his Plato, Aristotle, Shakespare and his University of Chicago core curriculum readers off limits. Books I could only access "when older and wiser."

Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series is certainly a fine place to start.
Percy Jackson

A graphic novel (comicbook)approach to the Greek Gods is being created and published now. I have the first two in the Series and can't wait for the rest.