I loved reading Tim Dowling's Oct. 18th article on the Guardian's Reading with Kids webpages. He starts out with a hilarious account of his experiences reading with his own kids. As a parent, Dowling finds the prospect of trying to help his kids improve their reading skills and develop their love of reading a little intimidating. Like many parents, he doesn't feel confident about his out-loud reading skills or his ability to help his kids pick out books that they will like. Fortunately for him, that doesn't mean his kids are doomed to be poor readers!
Dowling offers some awesome advice to parents about how to best help their kids with reading at home, even if you have no desire to be an amateur librarian. Check it out here, and start having fun while you are reading with your little ones!