Many modern school districts now require children to have learned their basic alphabet before they ever attend a class, and they are then immersed in the business of learning to read. Stories are used as a way to help them become familiar with words, and rhyming words are often used in lesson plans. Children who learn to read easily might find the exercises boring, but those who struggle to learn could find they would rather not learn to read at all. This is where the magic of those early stories begins to fade away.
Learning to read is not an easy task for most children, and they seldom put it together with the magic of the stories they loved when they were small. They instead view it as a subject they are forced to master against their will, and many of them see little or no value in it. Even as they age, many of them see only the down side of reading when they are forced to choose a book off a list for their vacation time.
Reading can spur a person’s imagination to see the beauty of a wild forest or the value of learning a new trade. It is full of information for those who read books written by authors who do their research and strive for authentication, but it is also used in school to help students learn on their own. The constant studying to memorize historical events or learn information for reports can squeeze out the early love of reading most children enjoyed.
There are some educational institutions that are beginning to realize a lifetime of reading is being taken out of the minds of their students, and they have begun to find ways to make it a more pleasurable experience. Their charges must still learn to read, but they are given choices more suitable for their ages.