The Thistle - An E-Newsletter of Scotch College, Perth, Western Australia

"My Son Doesn't Read."

Most conversations I have with parents start like this, "My son doesn't read", to which my reply is "You know what, neither does mine!"

Supporting our boys to develop a habit (and thus love) of reading can seem increasingly difficult in this digital age but the benefits will carry on through life and support literacy, writing and imagination.

It is important for young boys to have strong mentors who are key to developing and maintaining an engagement with reading. As part of our Middle School Books 'n Bros Book Club, I invite male mentors to talk about their reading with their sons. In Spring Term, our Human Library activity blends our reading and story-telling activities.
My job is about discovering what your boy loves and targeting that interest to develop and keep them reading.

Ms Marie Grech
Information and Research Specialist - MS Library