Developing a Love of Reading in Your Kids :: Jamie Martin :: ITA106

By June 21, 2016Podcast

Do you dream of your kids loving to read, but just don’t know how to force that to become a reality?  Jamie Martin is with us today with insight, ideas, and resources on how to raise children that love to read and are more globally-minded because of books.

Jamie Matin ITA ImageIn This Episode You’ll Hear…

  • How to develop a love of reading in your children.
  • Ways to consume books in non-traditional ways.
  • How to choose great books for your kids.
  • How to use books to raise globally-minded kids.

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Quick Links

  1. Jamie’s Book, Give Your Child the World: Raising Globally Minded Kids, One Book at a Time
  2. Reading Rainbow Skybrary App
  3. Gladys Hunt’s books, Honey for a Child’s Heart and Honey for a Teen’s Heart
  4. Sarah Clarkson’s Read for the Heart: Whole Books for WholeHearted Families
  5. CommonSenseMedia.org
  6. Info on Jamie’s Read the World Summer Book Club
  7. Love the song in the outro? It’s called God Day. It’s by Jen Stanbro and you can get it on iTunes by clicking here and check out Jen’s site by clicking here.

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  • Shelly says:

    I would love to know your thoughts on Harry Potter books (especially since Jamie mentioned that they are reading one now!) I have gone back and forth about letting my boys (13, 11 and 8) read them. They have not asked to read them, but I believe that is just because they have not got bit by the “bug” yet! Because they are all reluctant readers, I am constantly searching for books that will grab their interest (and we do TONS of read-alouds here at our home) and I feel like this series would surely grab their interest. However, I have several friends from church who have publicly stated their concerns about the “dangers” of inviting sorcery and this type of book into our homes. I have not read the books myself, so maybe I should start there?!

    • Jamie says:

      I would start there, Shelly (reading the first yourself, I mean). I think it would become clear pretty soon whether they are a fit for your family or not!