I have been open in sharing my struggle with getting my children to love reading. When I was a kid, I would read quite often and honestly, it was an activity that I loved to do. My husband’s experience with reading was the opposite of mine, preferring not to read over doing something else.
As I try to help my son increase his reading skills, without making it seem like a chore, has been a little bit of a struggle. I wasn’t sure, and am still not sure, if it’s an inherited quality or if it’s something I just need to continue working on, but I do know that I want him to love reading one day. We’ve tried many different methods to get him to read and right now, his favorite way seems to be electronically with the use of computers, tables and smart phones.
A large survey was conducted by the National Literacy Trust in the U.K which looked at 34,910 young people between the ages of 8 and 16 and it revealed a lot about how kids are reading, how much they’re reading, and how much that has changed over the years. They released their findings from their survey today and some of the stats are quite interesting.
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