Sunday, January 26, 2014

The Reading Habits of Children Two to Ten in the United States


After posting such a gloomy forecast regarding teens' reading habits, I decided to share with you a happier piece concerning younger children's proclivity for reading in the United States.

Children ages 2-10 are reading an average of 40 minutes per day, spending 29 minutes reading print, 8 minutes reading on computers, and 5 minutes reading on digital platforms, according to a new report from The Joan Ganz Cooney Center called Learning at Home.

For the study, the organization spoke to more than 1500 parents of 2-10 year old's across the country. 

According to the report, 62 percent of these kids have access to eReaders or tablets, but only 31 percent actually use these devices because their parents want them to read print books.


And where does television come into play? TV dominates. The research revealed that  children spend an average of 42 minutes a day watching educational TV.

2 comments:

  1. Actually, this is better than I thought it would be. If kids are spending nearly a half hour a day with books, that bodes well. Thanks for the report.

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  2. You're welcome, Rosi. I was surprised as well. Would love to see that number grow but happy for small mercies...

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