Completely missing from this Joe Pinsker piece (via Om Malik) on what makes people into readers is the idea of letting your kid read what they want. You know how I learned to read for my own enjoyment and so learned that reading is enjoyable? Comic books. Which is not to say that comic books are the gateway to reading for every kid, just to say that the idea of letting your kid follow their own reading lodestar is a weird idea to ignore in a piece about what makes readers, especially when the opportunity to discuss it is right there in the part about “motivation”.

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