Archived: Motivation articles

Many of our articles dated 2000 and earlier can now be found in this archive.

By: Beverley B. Swanson (1998)
When reading is an enjoyable part of everyday life, children will develop positive attitudes about reading. These tips for parents demonstrate how to make reading a part of life for preschool and school-aged children.

By: John T. Guthrie, Lois Bennett, Karen McGough (1994)
Reading motivation isn't a simple matter of desire to read, because there are many different reasons for this desire. This article describes several motivations for reading, both intrinsic (internal) and extrinsic (external.)

By: Kathryn Perkinson (1993)
Children who read for pleasure become lifelong readers. This advice for parents describes how to instill in children a love for books.

"I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library." — Jorge Luis Borges