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Encouraging Kids to Read in 2015

The trend for inspiring literacy is seen both in parents of preteens and teenagers: “35 percent of parents of 6- to 11-year-olds along with 28 percent of parents of 12- to 17-year-olds plan on pushing their kids to crack open more books.” Parents of boys were slightly more inclined to push their sons, as compared to parents of girls. This gap may be because of greater reluctance in boys to pick up a book.

Parents see that there really isn’t a good substitute for reading books and using your imagination. Parents should be reading to kids; parents should be reading to themselves; and they should help kids see that it’s a lifelong skill that should be developed early. (Huffington Post)

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