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Ruth Miskin's Newsletter: Read-a-lot children

Read-a-lot children do well at school; they teach themselves. They read in two days what many children read in a year. They absorb the vocabulary, grammar, ideas and above all, knowledge. Everything hangs on children wanting to read. Begging, nagging and testing do not get children to want to read. Children are like us - they only read if they want to. I don’t think there’s a big secret about what to do; it’s about showing children how much we love stories. Read aloud with passion and conviction and they’ll beg us to borrow the books. Read great stories, poems and non-fiction every day, all through school. What we love today they might read tomorrow.

We’re updating our website with new recommendations of great stories every month. The list includes classics, fairy stories, legends and recent publications.

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