At first I thought, well, this is completely unnecessary. And then I thought, but wait, there are some really, really dumb people in this world. But then I thought, well, how many of them can read anyway?
And then I realized that journalists are paid by the word, not by the nugget of eternal wisdom, and it all made sense.
For what it’s worth, and for those who can’t be bothered to mouth their ways through the entire article, here is a quick summary:
- Use funny voices. Hey, it made Peter Sellers a star, how hard can it be?
- Read more than one book [editorial TeenyManolo note: this requires having more than one book in the first place]
- Make a game of it. Presumably because straight-up reading books is hard, yo.
- Read picture books to young children, and books with big words or maybe only black-and-white pictures to older children, who presumably are too brainwashed to fight back.
[editorial license may or may not have been taken in the above summary. Your mileage may vary. Use at own risk. TeenyManolo will not be responsible for literacy ensuing from use of the above tips]