Director of the Learning Technologies Project and the Early Education Initiative in New America’s Education Policy Program Lisa Guernsey captures highlights and takeaways from the 5th edition of Scholastic’s Kids & Family Reading Report, a national survey that examined reading of children and their family’s attitudes and behavior about books. In her Joan Ganz Cooney Center blog post “Four Surprises in Scholastic’s National Survey of Children’s Reading”, Lisa shares key takeaways worth exploring that include:
Parents of preschoolers place high importance on reading aloud to their children, but less than two-thirds do so daily.
Kids want books in print — as opposed to in electronic format — even more than they did two years ago. So do their parents
She also notes the reports new section that “provides insight into reading habits among parents of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.”