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    Senior Member denise d's Avatar
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    My oldest should be asleep, but instead he is reading.

    He just called down to Daniel and I and said that he liked reading because he gets to learn new things.

    He then proceeded to inform us that orcas are the largest member of the oceanic dolphin family. :D Who knew?!

    I am so proud of him.

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    that is great he likes to read

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    Now that's a habit you can encourage. :)

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    My son does the same thing. He even reads in the car. The one time I asked him to put down the book and buckle himself in, he responds, "What would you prefer? That I buckle my seatbelt or expand my knowledge base?" How does a mom respond to that? It is great that your son loves to read!

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    This middle/high school media specialist is too. Keep assuring him not everything is on the Internet!

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    That is so great that he is finding reading. That is something that will stay with him for the rest of his life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cybrarian
    This middle/high school media specialist is too. Keep assuring him not everything is on the Internet!
    Don't worry.... we even use a paper dictionary at our house. ;)

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    That's wonderful!!! You must be thrilled :D

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    May it be a lifelong love! I read so much as a kid I'd real almost every book in the local library!!

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    I would also be thrilled. It's so awesome to see a child read.

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    That is so good. My GD LOVES books. You read her three books at bedtime and then she put 30 in bed with her and you can hear her "reading" (she is only 5) till she falls asleep. I just love it. She would rather take a book than a toy if you give her a choice.

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    Thats great!

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    It's wonderful to hear this sort of thing! Now-if we could just bottle and sell it to all the other kids out there!

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    YEA for READING!! I have one daughter who really loves to read, and one who doesn't enjoy it so much ((sigh)) Oh well! I share your excitement!! :thumbup:

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    Aw, your a good Mom! Love to see kids reading instead of on the video games, lol!

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    When I was a kid (many moons ago), my mom told me "Learn to read and you can go ANYWHERE!) I took it to heart, and still LOVE to read...I gave the bug to my daughter, and now she is passing it on to about 30 other kids (she's a teacher)...I can't imagine not being able to read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ann L
    That is so good. My GD LOVES books. You read her three books at bedtime and then she put 30 in bed with her and you can hear her "reading" (she is only 5) till she falls asleep. I just love it. She would rather take a book than a toy if you give her a choice.
    That is how old my Giovanni is. He does the same thing. It is especially precious to hear him reading to his little brother.

    Giovanni is the same way, regarding books vs toys. He loves going to the book store and picking out books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarrieAnne
    Aw, your a good Mom! Love to see kids reading instead of on the video games, lol!
    Thanks CarrieAnne!

    I will admit to having family video game time about once a month, we play the XBOX Kinect and do some sporting event or adventure game. It is a trip to watch Giovanni beat my husband at boxing. LOL

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    You did my heart good. Isn't it wonderful to see their curious minds.

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    Reading to learn things or just for enjoyment is one of the greatest things we can give a child.

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    You must be thrilled! I know the feeling. I dispaired of my older son ever learning to read. Then one day when he was 13 or 14 (he's 47 now) he showed his dad an article in a magazine that he had been reading! I almost fell out of my chair because I had never seen him pick up any book or magazine. Who knew?

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    My son found reading when he was in the third grade. I couldn't keep the books coming fast enough. He read over 300 books that year, simple third grade level books to start with and then harder books as the year progressed. I was so happy and so proud that he had found a new love that would be good for him for life.

    In the fourth grade he had a mean old woman of a teacher who would not let him read the books of his choosing and he came home each day so distressed and upset. So I went to visit the teacher to discuss what was going on. I told her how unhappy my son was and that he had told me that she wouldn't let him choose his own books. She quickly replied that was correct. I was then upset because she said that children his age were too young to know what they liked to read and that it was her job to introduce them to all types of literature. I felt she was wrong up to a certain point and told her she was ruining it for him. After all the books he had read the year before and she just said, "I'm the teacher". She would not budge or compromise on the issue at all. Well, I was right and she was wrong. My son has never read another book to this day. He no longer liked reading when she got done with him. Even when I got books for him that he would have enjoyed he would not read them because he was angry over reading. He barely finished high school though he finally did graduate in the end. It really saddens me because I now feel like she destroyed his future. He refused to go to college and he now works at hard labor for his lively hood. I pray no one ever destroys your son's love for reading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopetoquilt
    My son does the same thing. He even reads in the car. The one time I asked him to put down the book and buckle himself in, he responds, "What would you prefer? That I buckle my seatbelt or expand my knowledge base?" How does a mom respond to that? It is great that your son loves to read!
    How does a mom respond to that???? "Buckle your seat belt so you CAN expand your knowledge base."

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    Love it! I have two boys ages 10 and 9; they know that Mom will NEVER say "No" to a book! We still will have nights where read outloud - except now they are reading to me!

    Keep up the good work - it's the best, non-paying job we'll ever have!

    Happy Mother's Day

    sharon

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    Thought you might like this poem about reading.

    THE READING MOTHER

    Strickland Gillilan

    I HAD A MOTHER who read to me
    Sagas of pirates who scoured the sea,
    Cutlasses clenched in their yellow teeth,
    "Blackbirds" stowed in the hold beneath

    I had a Mother who read me lays
    Of ancient and gallant and golden days;
    Stories of Marmion and Ivanhoe,
    Which every boy has a right to know.

    I had a Mother who read me tales
    Of Celert the hound of the hills of Wales,
    True to his trust till his tragic death,
    Faithfulness blent with his final breath.

    I had a Mother who read me the things
    That wholesome life to the boy heart brings-
    Stories that stir with an upward touch,
    Oh, that each mother of boys were such.

    You may have tangible wealth untold;
    Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.
    Richer than I you can never be --
    I had a Mother who read to me.

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