Successful Students Read as Much as They Watch TV
Research shows that children who spend more than 10 hours a week in front of the television do not read as well as those whose parents set TV limits. These steps will encourage your child to spend more time reading:
*Track TV time. Have your child keep track of how much time he spends watching TV.
*Be a reading role model. Make sure your child sees you reading and hears you talking about books.
*Challenge your child---for a week---to read at least as much as he watches TV.
*Help your child find interesting books. Identifying your child’s interests, then help him find books and magazines on those topics, and you’ll have an avid reader!
Your library or bookstore can help your child find materials on any topic
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