When Your Kids Read Books You Hate

Posted by on January 27, 2014.

I once read about a woman who banned her kids from reading picture books because she believed her kids were beyond them and should be reading chapter books exclusively.

I have also heard, and I am sure you have too, about parents who forbid books like Captain Underpants, books that are slightly vulgar in a make-kids-fall-off-their-chairs-laughing kind of way.

Evidence That Pleasure Reading Matters

Posted by on September 17, 2013.

Girls reading new books after a CLiF event

Last week Mediabistro’s Galleycat blog released a post with a headline that sent hearts fluttering through the CLiF office:

Pleasure Reading “Significantly” Increases School Performance

The post is in reference to a study by the Institute of Education at the University of London.