One of the important values we can instill in kids is the appreciation for reading. If you’re a parent, would you prefer your kids to read via ebooks or traditional print books?
According to the latest Kids & Family Reading Report conducted by Scholastic, many children nowadays prefer to read from an ebook but some kids still treasure print books for bedtime stories.
The study surveyed children ages 6-17 and their parents about their reading habits in the increasingly digital landscape. Surprisingly, the number of kids reading ebooks has nearly doubled from 25 percent in 2010 to 46 percent in 2012. But that doesn’t mean the kids have totally said adios to print books. In fact, 58 percent of the kids say they will always want to read books printed on paper even though there are ebooks available.
For the surveyed kids, ebooks are better than print books when they do not want their friends to know what they are reading, and when they are out and about/traveling; but print books are better for sharing with friends and reading at bedtime.
At present, we see a lot of children spending more time with the computer, iPad or iPhone but it’s good to hear that some kids still prefer to keep their privacy and stay in touch with the few remaining things that many of us have grown to know.
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