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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Why Kids Lose Interest In Reading As They Get Older

Why Kids Lose Interest in Reading As They Get Older

Valerie Strauss | April 29, 2015

[...]How much of their leisure time do teenagers devote to reading? Not much. According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, teens read for pleasure, on average, just six minutes each day. Why?
Attitudes toward reading are one factor, but not the only factor. [...]

As can be seen, there is a decrease in reading activity between primary and secondary school and on leaving school.  From the age of 25, the percentage of the population reading starts to increase, slowly up to the age of 64 and then dramatically over 65, to reach the same percentage as those at primary school. (2008) Source:

<more at; related links: (Does the Common Core help boost reading comprehension? April 27, 2015) and (Can reading comprehension be taught?. April 28, 2015)>

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