Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Getting Boys To Read Without Threatening Bodily Harm!!!

If you are looking for Father's Day ideas go here. If you have sons and can't get them to read without threatening bodily harm then you may want to read this article. I thought it was quite interesting. .Mike McQueen from list several easy tips for getting boys to read.

Getting Boys to Read - Quick Tips for Parents, Librarians, and Teachers
Submitted by Mike McQueen from Getting Boys To Read .com

This is a growing list of general quick tips for getting boys to read. Check back frequently as this list will grow. I will post these to my Twitter and Facebook as well.

1.Most boys prefer to read NON-FICTION. Learn more at
2.It's critical to RESPECT a boy's reading interests, even if we think it stinks. Learn more at
3.Most boys prefer things that are SHORT, like Tweets :-) Learn more at
4.Boys love MAGAZINES! They are chunkable and informative. Learn more at
5.Boys like to DISCUSS things they read, but are often shy. Ask questions, engage them. Learn more @
To see the rest of the list,please visit

Keep the Faith,


Pam said...

I agree with you about it being more difficult to motivate boys to read.
I have started instituting "free reading" during our homeschool day. He can pick anything he likes and read for 15 minutes. It has really increased his interest in reading.

Rae Ann said...

Excellent advice! Boys love comics, too. As a teacher, my opinion is that what they read isn't so important as THAT they read.

I'm following you from the MBC Under 100 Club. I look forward to reading more.

Night Owl Mama said...

how true this is. I have a 20 yr old and this is him to the t. and as far as twitter goes he likes his IM that's his reading time lately