Friday, October 23, 2009

The Latest in Kid Reading Statistics

UK's Booktime and Booked Up gave 2 million books to kids in the UK. They also did a survey and it's rather interesting.

Some tidbits...

* 60% of children like to share a book with their parents/carers as it shows that they like to spend time with them.

* Households with girls have ten more children’s books than those with boys. One in every 20 family homes in Britain today has fewer than ten books.

* Children enjoying reading more: 96% of all children surveyed say that they enjoy reading, peaking at 99% among seven year olds and falling to 89% of 12 year olds (overall, this represents a year on year increase of 5%).

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