Study: The Number of Teens Reading for Fun Keeps Declining.

(Time Magazine) Parents are reading to their kids less than ever. In 1999, children ages 2 to 7 were read to for an average of 45 minutes per day. In 2013, that number had dropped to an average of just over 30 minutes per day. The researchers also found racial disparities: 75% of white children get read to every day, while only 66% of black children do and only 50% of Hispanic children. That disparity can translate into educational differences as well. In 2013, 46% of white fourth graders were reading proficient, while only 18% of black students and 20% of Hispanic students were reading at grade level. Those trends stayed roughly the same through eighth grade. Read Article

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Publication:      Time Magazine
Author:             Charlotte Alter
Publish Date:   5.12.2014