A Sure-Fire Way to Get the Kiddos Reading AND Writing

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I’ve always been an avid reader. As for writing, books like Harriet the Spy inspired me to take detailed notes on my world. But not all kids love to pick up a novel or a pen. There’s one special approach that’s led to success in our household. Sometimes, it comes with an element of raucous rock concert fun. Other times, it’s more like a fabulous small club discovery. Curious? Read my full piece in this week’s Washington Post: “Is Your Child a Reluctant Reader/Writer? Take Them to a Show.” And if you like it, please comment on the Post site. The more comments, the more likely I am to get invited back.

(Bonus: The boy got his picture in the paper! Hey, any incentive to get the kids to read my work.)

Author: Kristin O'Keefe

Kristin O’Keefe has bartended in Scotland, written speeches for college presidents, and led communications & marketing for an economic development organization. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, McSweeney's, Barrelhouse, Your Teen, Grown and Flown, and Scary Mommy. Find her on Twitter @_KristinOKeefe and Facebook at Kristin O'Keefe, writer.

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