Do we stop reading with kids too young?

Do we stop reading with kids too young?

How long should we keep reading to our children? According to some experts, we should be reading to them till they are in their mid teens.

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A new study from Quick Reads found that 70% of parents stop reading with their kids before they are twelve.

According to the research, the average British reader now spends six hours a week reading with half (48%) of the GB population who use technology, such as eBooks and Kindles, saying it has made them read more. However, whilst parents are spending an average of four hours and 50 minutes a week reading for pleasure, one in five (19%) parents with children under eight admit that they read with them just once a week or less.

When asked why they had stopped reading with their children, one in ten (9%) parents admitted that their children wanted to do other things and they didn't want to argue with them, whilst 4% said it was because their child could read better than them. Out of those asked, 85% said their child was reading well enough on their own and a third (31%) simply said their kids wanted to do other things.

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