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Kids & Family Reading Report

"In late 2015, Scholastic, in conjunction with YouGov, conducted a survey to explore family attitudes and behaviours in Australia around reading books for fun. The key findings of this research, based on a nationally representative sample of 1,748 parents and children, including 358 parents of children aged 0–5; 695 parents of children aged 6–17; plus one child aged 6–17 from the same household, are as follows ..."

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Included in the key findings - "An overwhelming majority of kids aged 6–17 agree that their favourite books—and the ones they are most likely to finish—are the ones they pick out themselves".
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Middle school boys who are reluctant readers value reading more after using e-readers

Middle school boys who are reluctant readers value reading more after using e-readers | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it

"Middle school boys rated reading more valuable as an activity after two months of using an e-reader, according to a new study."

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Reading gives kids an edge, study says - Bendigo Advertiser

Reading gives kids an edge, study says - Bendigo Advertiser | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it

"Jo Padgham, a school principal in the ACT and national vice-president of the Australian Literacy Educators' Association, says students who read a lot become learners who are risk-takers – who will have a go at learning. "Those who find reading easier at whatever age will read more and thus increase their vocabulary," she says. "Increased vocabulary is closely related to comprehension as children move through school...


...Encouragement is crucial, however, particularly for reluctant readers."

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Anita Vance's curator insight, January 28, 2014 9:12 PM

It has been said that children who are well-read are also better problem solvers.  Reading fuels Imagination fuels creativity.

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Reading and Gender: A Brief Guided Tour of my MA Dissertation ~ things mean a lot

Reading and Gender: A Brief Guided Tour of my MA Dissertation ~ things mean a lot | Boys and Reading | Scoop.it

"The relationship between gender and reading is a topic that interests me greatly, but I found many of these conversations extremely frustrating because they never seemed to move beyond gender essentialism. The assumptions behind most of them were that boys and girls “naturally” have completely different interests; that “boys” and “girls” are homogeneous categories and that gender trumps any other factors such as socioeconomic background, ethnicity or sexual orientation (not to mention, you know, personality); and that what’s scaring teen boys away from reading..."

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