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How to Get Boys to Read

The so-called “gender gap of reading” is partly a result of boys finding a limited selection of books geared to young males. Psychologists have noted that boys are much pickier when it comes to books, while girls read everything from Jane Austen to Orson Scott Card. And while the arguments on gender-specific and gender-neutral literature will continue, educators and parents ask: How can we choose books that will keep our boys reading? 


How Do You Build a Boy?

Weekend Reading: December 2, 2016

At Presbyterian Day School, as we endeavor to be the best we possibly can, we are constantly reading and learning about education, private schools, and educational trends in Memphis, the United States, and abroad. Here are a few recent articles we stumbled upon which are well worth a read.


How Do You Build a Boy?

The Power of Reading Aloud

Now that my children are teenagers, I don’t get the opportunity to read aloud to them on a daily basis. Recently, I was going through some books at home and came across several of our favorite stories from their elementary school days. Just holding the books brought back great memories of reading before bedtime. The first chapter book I read to my daughter was E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. I read each page with excitement, and we both cried at the end. As soon as the tale was over, my daughter begged me to read it again.


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December Virtue Challenge Calendar

Parents, please use this Virtue Challenge calendar to be intentional with your son and challenge him in December.

December Calendar



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