Only half of pre-school children being read to daily, UK study finds

19 Mar 2018

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It’s very sad to read that the number of toddlers having stories read to them has fallen by a fifth in 5 years. New research, funded by publisher Egmont, warns that this decline poses a serious threat to children’s development and correlates to a rise in the number of young children watching videos online.

‘Egmont warned in its report, Creating Readers for the Future, that “reading for pleasure is threatened … Many children are not given books and magazines, and of those adults that do buy them for children, the majority buy just one magazine a year and between one and five books a year for children,” it said.’

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