Book-loving children have parents who say they were raised to believe that reading is fun

  • Books
  • Wednesday, 24 Mar 2021

By taking the time to turn the pages of a book with their child, adults help them to see reading as a pleasure, not a chore. This positive approach is essential to instilling a love of literature in young children. Photo: AFP

Parents are often concerned about their children's growing dependence on screens. And for good reason: 69% of young people prefer to watch them rather than immerse themselves in a book, according to a recent British study.

The fault lies not only with the near ubiquitous access to new technologies, but also with the family environment.

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