The Independent reports that fewer British 11-year-olds prefer watching TV over reading. A telling sentence in the story:
The report, published to coincide with World Book Day, concludes there can be "cautious optimism" over the survey's findings and says that government encouragement of more flexibility and creativity in the curriculum could have helped foster more of a love of reading.Children turn off the TV and open a book instead - Education News, Education - Independent.co.uk
It would be interesting to see how the attitude of American children toward reading has changed over the same time period. Are we fostering a love of reading as a society?
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