Study Finds Reading to Children of All Ages Grooms Them to Read More on Their Own – NYTimes.com

Reading 2 children-1Another study and report showing the importance of reading to your children as a means to encourage them to read on their own as well. This study was carried out by well-known publisher Scholastic, with this story published by the NY Times on Jan.8, 2015.

Find a portion of the report below; find all of it at the link below. I hope you are taking the time to read to your children during the week, and that you continue to do so even when your children are able to read on their own. And if you are not, it’s never too late to start. 🙂

Cue the hand-wringing about digital distraction: Fewer children are reading books frequently for fun, according to a new report released Thursday by Scholastic, the children’s book publisher.

In a 2014 survey of just over 1,000 children ages 6 to 17, only 31 percent said they read a book for fun almost daily, down from 37 percent four years ago.

There were some consistent patterns among the heavier readers: For the younger children — ages 6 to 11 — being read aloud to regularly and having restricted online time were correlated with frequent reading; for the older children — ages 12 to 17 — one of the largest predictors was whether they had time to read on their own during the school day.

via Study Finds Reading to Children of All Ages Grooms Them to Read More on Their Own – NYTimes.com.

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