Introducing non-fiction to children

I am over at Writing to be Read, hosted by Kaye Lynne Booth, with a most about the benefits to children of reading non-fiction and how to introduce the life long skill of research and fact checking into their lives. Thank you, Kaye, for hosting me.

Writing to be Read

In our modern world, sources of information assail us from every direction. An internet search turns up dozens, and sometimes even hundreds, of links to information on every conceivable topic. Television provides documentaries on historical events, scientific topics and numerous programmes that cover every aspect of nature. A visit to a grocery store exposes children to newspapers and magazines which share articles on a wide variety of political, social and other topics, not to mention the headlines of newspapers that glare at us from street light and other poles as we travel from home to school and other places during our day.

High school learners are provided with numerous texts and sources of additional information on each and every topic they cover in nearly all of their subjects.

The quantities of information available are huge and not all of it is factually accurate. There is a lot of inaccurate and…

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17 thoughts on “Introducing non-fiction to children

  1. Great list of what makes non-fiction appealing to kids, Robbie. I don’t think I had that experience as a kid because I don’t read non-fiction. My grandson loves it though for all the reasons you mentioned. Great pics too. 🙂

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    1. I didn’t read much non-fiction as a girl either, Diana. I don’t remember really having much access to it. I love it now though. I have noticed that boys are drawn to non-fiction more than girls. Their minds work a bit differently.

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  2. Thank you for mentioning this very important task once again, Robbie! Getting older one does not realize how much has to be read dayover. But at least its most for work, nothing for challenging the brain, and growing the imagination. Michael

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