Watch Morgan and Emmy talk about why they love their Literary Masters adult/child book club:
Why join a Literary Masters Adult/Child Book Club?
- To bond with your child over great literature! We read a variety of authors and genres, all of them worth reading and worth discussing.
- To foster critical thinking skills in your child (and you)! Our discussions are child-centric and inquiry-based. We dig deep at each meeting, upending assumptions, going to the next level, and reassessing what we think.
- To build “how to read literature” muscles in your child (and you)! Our “Points to Ponder,” which we send out each month, will help guide you both on how to enter the book and what to do once you’re there. Our discussions strengthen your understanding of both the craft and story-telling elements of that month’s book.
- To help your child develop and hone their communication skills. Your child will gain confidence as she/he masters the ability to work well within a group – and we all know this is an essential skill to leading a happy and successful life. Learning how to enter a conversation, make a concise point, listen carefully to the opinions of others and then connect to what others have said are a few examples of what each member accomplishes during the season.
- To help develop your child’s emotional intelligence. As we discuss the characters in each story, understanding and evaluating their motivations, choices, and values, we are connecting these stories to our own lives. Your child, whether realizing it or not, is practicing for real life. Many studies claim that reading fiction promotes empathy, and talking about what we’ve read intensifies the understanding of what others may be experiencing or feeling.
- To foster community. Becoming a member of a book club will allow you to meet parents and children you may not otherwise come across. The girls and boys can make new friends, and so can the moms and dads and grandparents too!
Testimonials from Members
“It’s really turned Callie into a reader, taking all the brain work out of choosing wonderful books for her, allowed me to see her in an analytical fashion, and provided a wonderful way to get to know some girls in the class that our paths had not really crossed with.”–Susan (mom of Callie, grade 3)
“Being in a book group is wonderful. Liz always chooses books I have never thought of or heard about, but often the books end up being my favorite books. Liz is such a wonderful person. In her book groups she gets wonderful conversations going and she has fantastic ideas and opinions.”–Sterling (grade 4)
“Being in a book group has encouraged me to read more books and has helped me in school discussions about books. It has also helped me branch out to different categories of books!”–Amanda (grade 4)
“I like book club because I can really interact with friends in book club. I can connect their different opinions and learn what the others have to say about the book and how to agree or disagree “–Mirabelle (grade 4)
“Mom, I love, love, love book club! If there hadn’t been room for me, I would have been really, really, sad.”–Katie (grade 3)
“It is such a joy to see the girls conversing about books, listening to each other, and building off each other’s ideas. I also love that book group gives the girls a forum to discuss sensitive age relevant topics in the context of a book, rather than in the context of themselves.”–Dodie (mom of Katie, grade 3)