I want to talk about reading here. For myself, I think I began late. I'd never been much of a reader as a child. I was a daydreamer and frankly a poor reader at secondary school. To improve my reading, a teacher of mine suggested to my mother that she get me to read with her in the evening. And something more exciting than the frankly dull school textbooks. So I would read with my mother at night. She found and introduced me to some fantastic books. The Treasure Hunters, The Famous Five, Peter Pan, Huckleberry Finn, to name but four. I suppose these days I'd have been reading Harry Potter.
And so my reading did improve. The trick was to make it fun, to make it effortless, and to get me to that stage where the words fade and the imagination opens up with visions and dreams.
So what experiences do you have with reading with your children? What is important? What thrilling adventures have you shared with them?
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