Another reason why dads should read to their children

by beagooddad on April 19, 2007

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I talked about why dads should read to their children a little while back.  We received a handout from Pookie’s preschool today that had a bunch of information about reading out loud to our kids and one of the bullet points was specifically about dads.  Check this out.

Fathers should make an extra effort to read to their children.  Because the vast majority of primary-school teachers are women, young boys often associate reading with women and schoolwork.  And just as unfortunate, too many fathers would rather be seen playing catch in the driveway with their sons than taking them to the library.

That part about most grade school teachers being women and boys associating reading with women is interesting.  Isn’t that almost exactly the same argument only with the genders reversed on why girls on average don’t seem to end up caring about math and science quite as much as girls.

So there you have it.  Not only does the crackpot author of this site think that dads (and moms) should read to their kids, the flier that followed my son home from school today agrees with me.

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