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Op-Ed Columnist – The Boys Have Fallen Behind – NYTimes.com March 28, 2010

Filed under: Adolescence,education — billmacphee @ 5:57 am
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Op-Ed Columnist – The Boys Have Fallen Behind – NYTimes.com.

What does it take to introduce young boys to the joy of reading?

  • Accessibility to great and interesting books
  • Proximity to adults who model reading for learning and pleasure
  • Reasonable boundaries around technology and screen-time
  • Schools and teacher who assign writing and reading projects
  • Dinner dialogue that includes conversation about books
  • Balance with outdoor exercise and adventure
  • Positive affirmation for creative impulses