August 16, 2013

Help Your Child Read with Discernment

I'm reading through the Harry Potter series (amazon affiliate link) with my son. The books are good, but have some iffy content. I thought about writing here about how to help kids read with discernment, but just today I came across this excellent post by Christina Fox at the gospel coalition.

She recommends that parents consider
  • the worldview that the author of the book promotes
  • what kind of character traits the book promotes and what kind of consequences follow good and bad actions
  • whether the book is good literature or not. She says that good books "enrich children's vocabulary, enlighten their imagination, increase their knowledge, and encourage their desire to read." 
And finally she recommends the practice of reading together with your child.

Read the full article.

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