By Deborah J. Hall, for The Children’s Book Review
Published: September 13, 2010
Reading is what adults do for relaxation and pleasure. It is also a way to gain knowledge and information. But, to some children, reading can be challenging, difficult, and even scary. If they can’t read well, they often feel embarrassed and frustrated. They may even be teased. Instead of wonderful stories unfolding from the pages the experience is an unpleasant chore, causing the child to avoid doing it whenever possible. This means they do not get the practice they desperately need and so fall farther behind… a real ‘catch-22’.