Thursday, December 24, 2015

One in eight children never been given a book as a present

One in eight children have never been given a book: Study also finds pupils who read outside of school are five times more likely to be above expected level for their age

  • Study is based on survey of 32,000 people aged between eight and 18
  • It finds books not top candidates for Christmas presents in many families
  • Experts warn of potential ‘Matildas’ being discouraged from reading 

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