Getting Your Kids to Read

Don’t stress about teaching your kids to read. Neither of mine knew how to read until mid-to late kindergarten year. That’s where they are supposed to learn this skill. 😉

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Do stress out about how to help your child enjoy reading. Knowing how to read and actually sitting down and doing it independently to fulfill reading requirements, book reports and studying as young as 1st grade can really be a problem. We’ve struggled with this and found that the key is to help the kids find books that actually interest them.

I’m excited to be partnering with Disney-Hyperion books, local author Margaret Dilloway and my friend Leah Singer to bring a very special event to young San Diego readers. Join us on Saturday, May 14th for an afternoon celebrating Japanese culture and the new adventure book for 3rd-7th graders,  Momotaro: Xander and the Lost Island of Monsters. 



I think just being at the event to hear Margaret tell the tale of Momotaro, a young boy who would rather play video games than read or pay attention in school, will bring the book to life and excite our son into reading it on his own. It doesn’t hurt that he’ll also get the chance to learn origami art and watch a Samurai sword demonstration. 

Do you have a young reader who might enjoy an afternoon of story telling by a best-selling author? Margaret’s book is about Xander, a young boy who plans to spend his spring break playing computer games with his best friend, Peyton. Xander’s father briefly distracts him with a comic book about some samurai warrior that pops out of a peach pit. Xander tosses it aside, but Peyton finds it more interesting.

Little does either boy know that the comic is a warning. They are about to be thrust into the biggest adventure of their lives …

I hope you’ll join us for this free event. To learn more visit this link.

What: Book & Author event for young readers (3rd – 7th grade)

When: Saturday, May 14th from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.

Where: Mira Mesa Library, 8405 New Salem Street, San Diego, CA 92126

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