Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Next Generation of readers

Reading great books is becoming a thing of the past.  Children are being allowed to fill their minds with video games and TV.  By the time they reach adulthood they no longer care about books.  It is up to us to make sure that we are bringing up a generation of readers.    A generation that understands the importance of great books.  A generation that can get lost in the written word. 
This 100 novel challenge has made me understand the need for this even more with my own children.  I refuse to allow them to grow up without an understanding of the importance of the written word. 
Tomorrow I will post the last of our Frankenstein series, the movie review.  Then it will be time for us to grab our next book, Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor.

1 comment:

  1. I completely agree. My goal in my classroom is to instill an early love of learning. My heart swells when my kids are sprawled all over the floor looking at the books they have chosen for our book area. We go up to the school library once a week. I hope that love of reading stays with them.