Only A Quarter of Children Read for Pleasure – Daily Telegraph

A National Literacy Trust study has found that only one quarter of children read for pleasure.

Also large numbers of parents are failing to motivate their children to read, with many “not bothered” whether sons or daughters pick up a book in their spare time.

The study further discovered that children who did not think “reading is cool” are four times more likely to be below average readers.

The Trust’s Director, Jonathan Douglas, said “A poor reading, writing, and communication skills will hold children back at school and throughout life, literacy heroes and reading role models have never been more important”.

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