If you can manage to be a stay-at-home Mom for a few years, you have a chance to instill in your kids the love of books, reading, and all the delights books offer. That means hard cover, soft cover, e-books, and piles of great books downloaded into an eBook Reader. Remember, you might not be so well versed in computer-ese, but your kids and grand-kids have grown up with them, the same way you grew up with the telephone and the typewriter. Children today are computer savvy. And I firmly believe there is a time and a place for reading every type of book that is published - or will be published in the future. PS: Working Moms can do this too, but it takes more precious time and grit on their behalf.
The idea is for kids to READ. It doesn't matter how, or on what medium the words are printed. Let's expand our reading comfort zone, and give the latest reading technology a try. YEA!! This is the GREEN way to read, and a lot cheaper than the equivalent hard copy.
CHOOSE BOOKS WITH YOUR RELUCTANT READER IN MIND
Boys particularly, especially those reluctant readers, respond well to books read on a screen - computer, iPod, Kindle, iPad - whatever. Choose books and stories that have lots of action, characters kids will identify with and root for, as well as great writing that sends the sort of message you as a parents approve of. Give books as rewards. Read stories as an acknowledgment of good behavior. Make reading and books a special goal in your family.