Why Do Today’s Youth Hate Reading?

Almost daily I work with new students. When I ask what they enjoy doing, 9 times out 10 they tell me emphatically that they do not like to read. Learning is meant to encourage one’s self-motivation and ultimately be mentally stimulating, correct? If this is to be the objective then why does the current method of teaching in today’s schools encourage students to hate reading and learning? How about creating experiences where children and youth reading for enjoyment and pleasure. Maybe begin with “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” or one of our other read alouds.  Story Time sites are kid, tween and teen friendly. You can also find us at: Facebook, InstagramPinterest, and Twitter. We are two sisters on a mission to make a difference by spreading fun and engaging literacy experiences across the globe. Have a wonderful weekend. – Amber and Erin