This new survey from Reading is Fundamental tells us that kids are spending 3 times as much time watching TV or playing video games then they are reading during the summer. Even so, we know that Oakland kids are reading: so far, 1000 more kids are participating in Oakland's Summer Reading Challenge than at this time last year.
A couple of bullets jump out to me from the report:
- Last summer, children who read because they wanted to were twice as likely to read than children who read because they had to.
- Parents who consider reading to be extremely or very important are twice as likely to have a child who reads every day