Seeking suggestons on how to get our kids to enjoy looking through non-fiction books that are very interesting and educational.
We are book collectors.
We're avid book readers as well, but we seem to collect books faster than we can read them.
We have hundreds of fantastic books with great information in them—from science to history and everything in between—and I'm looking for a way to get my kids to read them. As part of our homeschool schedule, I already assign them books to read on a daily basis—usually historical fiction—but it's more difficult to assign a natural history encyclopedia or an illustrated science book to read.
So, should I set aside a certain amount of time each week where I require the kids to pick a couple books off the shelf to look through, reading here and there as they go? I really want them to get familiar with these books so that maybe later they'll take them off the shelf to read on their own!
Both Jaden and Jerah like picking up books like these to look through them, but they need to be pushed a little bit to pick up these particular ones. So do any of you have any other suggestions? Anything that's worked for your family?
All comments are welcome!