3 Reasons You Should Never Set a Reading Timer for Your Kids

Originally posted 8/31/15; I brought it forward to promote #DisneyReadsDay 2016! Share your #shelfie (a photo of you and your book or bookshelf) and tag #magicofstorytelling on Twitter or Instagram and First Book will route one of the 50 MILLION BOOKS that Disney has donated to First Book to a child who needs a book—up to 500,000 books!

I have a ton to say on the topic of reading and how we’re ruining it for our kids, but I’ll keep it short today with 3 huge reasons you should never set a timer when your kid reads.

Not even if his teacher tells him to.

Not even if she sends home a fancy Pinteresting production that after you look at it for fully 30 seconds, wading through all the fonts and chevron borders and is that glitter?, decide it must be a reading tracking table.

Not even if she gives out prizes for filling out that tracking table.
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