Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Reading News

There was a report released today from Scholastic that verifies findings of an earlier report on children's reading habits. The study found that a majority of children think it is extremely important to read for pleasure but that number steadily declines through the teen years. It was very interesting to read about what kids think the impact of technology has on their reading. Not surprisingly, the study found that more kids ages 8 and up spend more time online than pleasure reading. BUT, and here's the good news, most kids who use the internet daily are more inclined to pick up a book every day for the fun of it! If you are interested in reading the full report you can do so here. In the meantime, as this study suggests, the more time you spend helping your children find interesting books, online or at the library, the more your kids will love to read!

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