If your child agrees, remember that it’s possible to combine the two. The result can be a child who reads more often because he likes the reading material.
Jim Trelease, author of The Read-Aloud Handbook, is one expert who is strongly in favor of sports reading. He especially suggests it as a way to interest boys because surveys show they spend less time reading for pleasure than girls do. You can:
Put the sports page of your newspaper in front of your child during breakfast or his after-school snack.
Ask your librarian to recommend some good sports authors. Help your child find them in the library.
Pick up a copy of a sports magazine for your child.
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