“Both of us are voracious readers, but my eight-year old just doesn’t like books”, wailed a friend
Parents who are readers do not necessarily spawn children who read. You need to really work at it.
Today, my kids have their meals without the TV on. But to get there, I had to get them a comic of their favourite TV show and read it during mealtimes. I’d resisted that for a long time, but now I realise that was the only way to get them interested in books.
They are still not book sluts. But they may just get there.