I thought I would share what I wrote!
Readers are leaders and leaders are readers. It is true that the great successful leaders read but they did not just read any thing. They took into consideration what they were reading. Our founding fathers read the Bible and Pilgrim Progress! High quality literature is thought-provoking as well as entertaining. It inspires greatness and character development, and doesn't shy away from dealing with difficult topics. The literature we delve into should teach us things! What are your children ( or we) getting out of the book? What are the lessons. Is it full of good language? Books were one of the first means of communication before radio, computers and TV! Yet should we read any book we find?
So you see it is not always a good thing to be reading because it is like eating. We do not consume junk food on a regular basses so neither should "fun" books be read to often.
Teach your kids it is good to always have a book with you where ever you go. I think having a variety of books to read helps stretch the mind as children seem to gravitate towards fiction. Have a basket or bag for them and provide a history, science, Biblical book, one from an old author and some well written fiction.
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