Too many boys see reading as something only girls do—a program in the US, 'Real Men Read', has been set up to provide boys with male role models who do read and enjoy reading.
This article by Laura Lambert, writing for Brightly, makes the following points:
- Too often, boys lag behind girls the same age regarding reading and literacy.
- Experts have suggested that boys often see reading as 'feminine'.
- Experts believe this is one reason why there are so few male primary and kindergarten teachers.
- Mentorship—at the heart of Real Men Read—has resulted in boys doing better at school.
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