Posted in Education & Homeschool News, Subject English

Daily Mail: A sad ending for the children’s bedtime story: Declining attention spans mean they could become a thing of the past

Reading is not seen as cool:

Research by the National Literacy Trust earlier this year found that that only 33.5 per cent of youngsters reading was ‘cool’ – and only 14 per cent of boys aged 14 to 16.

But it is still important:

Young people who read outside class on a daily basis were 13 times more likely to read above the expected level for their age.

Source:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2219866/A-sad-ending-children-s-bedtime-story-Declining-attention-spans-mean-thing-past.html

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