One more thing: when did it become necessary for students to "enjoy" everything they must learn? Yes, it's better when they can, and it's WONDERFUL when they can, but many important lessons might seem useless and dull at the time; they might 'interfere with our fun' and they might not be something we have a great time doing, but the reason for them might not be clear, esp. to a child, until YEARS later. Sorry, I'm not budging. And since nobody else is, either, perhaps this thread should be closed 'on account of self-righteous stubbornness on everybody's part.' As for the exercise analogy, I agree with that, too. Everybody knows that exercise makes people healthier and sharper-thinking, so everybody really should exercise daily. Reading is to the mind, what exercise is to the body. Without either, we are less than we ought to be.