Friday, March 13, 2015

Is Being a Reader Genetic?

One of the best parts of learning in community is the spontaneous discussions. Yesterday, we wondered if being a reader is something we inherit from our parents through genetics. Since I have some strong ideas, myself, about how we become readers, I recorded the discussion on video.
You can also join our discussion. Please share your thoughts in the comments.

Thinking About Reading from Andrea Hernandez on Vimeo.

1 comment:

Chic Foote (Ailsa Mitchell) said...

I was very interested in your thoughts about reading. I think our interest in reading is more about the examples we have around us in our life and the experiences we have that make us want to learn more or to just relax enjoy. My father only went to school until he was 13. He came from a poor family where there were few opportunities to read. He became a hard working farmer. However, he was always curious about the world and I remember that throughout my life he read to learn. We grew up knowing that we could be whatever we wanted in life and that reading and learning were the way we could achieve that. We did not have much money but my mother always made sure that we had books and children's journals to read. My children have grown up with similar examples and read to learn, for pleasure and to just relax. Now I see their children all love reading, being read to and reading to each other. Thank you for sharing and causing me to remember the importance of how we become examples for other.