Confession: Princess Academy is the first and only Shannon Hale book I've read; but I love it and plan to blog about it soon. In drafting the post, I found Shannon Hale's blog. (Not that it was lost or hidden or anything, the link is right there on her website.)
Today's post: 10 Ways Parents (inadvertently) Discourage Their Kids from Being Readers
Go, now, and read it.
Did you notice what was not on that list?
I know! A post about kids & reading that did not call TV eeevvvviiiiillll. How cool is that?
I have no idea whether or not Shannon watches TV; and truly, it doesn't matter. What does matter is that here's a great post that doesn't bash TV. And, bonus, has great points. Of course, I love that she mentions library visits; but she also mentions reading aloud; and not pressuring kids to read only one type of book (such as the books that the parent loved).
On behalf of those of use who watch TV and read, I say, thank you, Shannon.
Now I'm off to finish King Dork. And to watch a little TV.