Can kids better their reading scores by riding stationary bikes? North Carolina elementary counselor Scott Ertl wanted to find out. He put a donated bike in a classroom. One cycle soon grew into a room full of bikes pedaled by happy reading children.
Scott has been gathering statistics to prove his success. Cycling while reading improves test scores, fights obesity, and calms restlessness. Scott also shows educators how to start their own free program on his website http://www.readandride.org
If you have a reluctant reader, try stationary cycling. Add fast-paced adventure stories like my novel about the Underground Railroad, Dark Enough to See the Stars, and your child may begin a lifetime habit of reading.