Comments on: Remembering Harry Potter’s Magic, Jody Reflects Raising Children Who Love to Read Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:51:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: Carolyn - Storytime Standouts Mon, 13 Aug 2012 20:43:17 +0000 Jody,
You are so right about this. Harry Potter created magic more than once in our household. As one might expect, I was the first to read Harry Potter and the Philsopher’s Stone. When our sons were aged about five and seven, my husband and I read the book to them. The entire family treasured the experience and it really drew my husband into reading aloud to the boys.

Years later, when my youngest boy was about ten, my husband suggested that they should reread Harry Potter (just the two of them). My son was not satisfied with the pace of my husband’s nightly reading and very quickly decided to read it himself. Just a few months later, my son had finished reading the seventh book. He and we viewed it as a major accomplishment. Basically, he discovered the love of books and lost any sense of intimidation based on the number of pages or thickness of a book. This series launched him into reading for pleasure.