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Nearly 60% of Children Read for Fun

According to the Associated Press, 58 percent of children between the ages of 6-17 say they read for fun.

The ages 12-14 had the biggest drop, from 61 percent to 50 percent, while ages 15-17 improved from 50 to 54 percent.

Forty percent of families say they begin reading to children when they were three months old or younger.

“Harry Potter” is a favorite ¬†and “Junie B. Jones” and the “Diary of Wimpy Kid” are favorites as well.

With this information in mind, consider suggesting to students and parents that they read over the summer. Ask the children in your classes to suggest additional books that they enjoy.

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