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“I better get busy raising good readers!” I thought to myself while going through one of John Maxell’s books on leadership when I came across this quote:
“Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” – Harry S. Truman.
While the quote states that not all readers will be leaders, good readers will be a better chance to be leaders, right Leaders have many qualities they are either born with or have invested to improve in their lives.
But one thing all leaders have in common – the habit of reading. Great leaders feast on great books. They are constantly reading for increasing knowledge, to find new ideas and inspiration. Knowledge never cease. The more you read, the more you know – that is a fact.
“The most common and the monstrous defect in the education of the day is that children fail to acquire the habit of reading.” – Charlotte Mason
To help our children develop the habit of reading, we first need to help them be good readers.
Raising Good Readers Can Produce Good Leaders!
It dawned on me that if I want my children to be great leaders I first must help them be great readers. Our great readers today might become the great writers and inventors of tomorrow.
I have shared with you here on the blog simple ways to raise good readers and I am all in favor of using and promoting great resources that will help our children develop a love for reading and learning.
Reading matters! Reading is indispensable for a child’s development. The world of literature helps children build upon their imagination, become more empathetic, and improve emotional intelligence.
Invest in Raising Good Readers Now!
There are not many products out there that are worth spending a ton of money on. But if there is ONE piece of advice I have to parents: invest in your child’s ability to read and write. It’ll be worth every penny, and more.
Why? Communication is key to success, and learning to confidently read and write is its foundation. I’ve been using The Hooked on Phonics Program with my three children. My oldest, now 8 years-old, is a voracious reader but he wasn’t always like this. Hooked on Phonics can be the tool we needed to get him there.
Hooked on Phonics is a tried and true program that’s helped multiple generations of learners in my family master reading and phonics. It’s so easy to use and follow along that children can even teach themselves to read with Hooked on Phonics.
Here is a great deal to help you raise good readers and future leaders.
So, if anyone were to ask me what the best reading/phonics program is, not only as a homeschool mom but as a learner, I would (and have many times) recommended the Hooked On Phonics Learn To Read program. This program is perfect for beginners and includes five levels from PreK-2nd grade.
I am always looking for great products and great deals to offer my readers and this week I found one to help you raise your little reader and leader. Educents is offering $100OFF on the Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read Kit so you can empower your child to be a confident reader.
As your child grows her confidence in reading, introduce him to great literature by reading aloud to her daily. One thing I did with my daughter to encourage her was to take turns reading paragraphs at first, then taking turns reading pages and now off she goes all by herself.
Check out how I created a mini-library in our living room and organized reading baskets for my children in this post.
Other great programs by Hooked on Phonics are available for older children here on Educents, where I found this deal. Right now you can get free shipping with code CANDYCORN.
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Ana is the unhurried homeschool mom of 3, wife, health coach, social media and online marketing strategist, and blogger. She loves to encourage, inspire and empower moms to go from stressed to blessed by providing them with the tips, strategies, and resources they need to succeed. Ana is the founder of They Call Me Blessed and the creator of 5 Days to Your Best Homeschool Years, Grow Your Blog Partying in 30 Days, and the Beyond Blessed Life Planners. She leads a vibrant online community for moms on Facebook and you can connect with her at www.facebook.com/theycallmeblessedblog.