Should You Force Your Child to Read Over the Summer?
Reading is no different, and the brain is a muscle to be exercised. What better gift can you give your child than a few semesters at Hogwarts or to hear someone else's name called out for the games in Panem?
The gift of reading does not have to be tasteless. Sure, some of the school-required lists have selections that can seem decades and even centuries behind the times. And they should be - we need that sense of history. But summer reading can be whimsical and current and exciting and addictive. In fact, it should be all of those things.