Getting children to reach for a book and read, especially during the summer months, can be a tricky task for parents. The Peetes talk with Andrea Pinkney, vice president and editor-at-large at Scholastic, about ways parents can encourage their children to read.
- Book series: "You get a kid hooked on a series, then they're engaged," Andrea says. "They want to find out what happens in the next book."
- Books on tape: Audiobooks can be great for car trips and getting children interested in authors, Andrea says. "For me, the goal is always [to] get the child engaged with the book," she says.
- Book parties: Andrea says she hosts reading playdates for her children and their friends, which revolve around the three Ps: pizza, Popsicles and paperbacks! "They equate reading with having fun and being social," she says.
- Incentives: Parents could give their children small rewards like stickers or new pencils for each book they finish reading, Andrea says.