Our Children’s Reading Habits

I don’t normally post on a Saturday, but just had to share this with you all.

I recently did an article/interview with Jane Ayres for


Check out The Changing Reading Habits of Our Children and please leave a comment…I would love you forever 🙂

21 thoughts on “Our Children’s Reading Habits

  1. I concur that there is a significant chance that the readers of e-books would not have read printed books. I know three young adults who disdained reading print but now vow their kindles highly.


  2. Great interview, Vikki! And I love WTD magazine – are they still producing a print copy? Tried to leave a comment, but it directed me to a WordPress login page, and when I tried to log in with my WordPress details it kept giving an error message.
    From a parent’s perspective – of a 5 year old who is learning to read – I’d be happy for her to read digitally, but not yet. Right now I love to see her with a book in her hand, and if she does progress to ebooks, it would have to be on an ereader that did nothing but show books – no internet access or games. Luddite or responsible parent? I don’t care 😉 x


    • Thanks Jo 🙂

      No, I don’t think they do the print copy anymore which is a shame.

      I totally agree! I encouraged my kids to read when they were younger (always buying them books) but now, as adults, I think they would all prefer to read books digitally. Perhaps they’re just so fed up with the piles of books all over the house lol

      Thanks for trying to comment honey, there seems to be a problem 😦



  3. Same as Patsy – I couldn’t see how to log in. I’ve requested to join the FB group – will that help? It’s an interesting interview and I agree with Jane that many of the children reading on a tablet may have been reluctant readers in the first place. I don’t think it matters what you read on as long as you read – but personally I have always loved the feel and smell of books, even as a child. Reading on a device feels somehow more clinical! If I discover how to log in (or if you tell me what to do!) I’ll leave a comment on the mag page!


    • Awwww, thanks Linda 🙂

      No, don’t think that makes a difference, but thanks for trying.

      Oh I’m totally with you there! Paper books all the way for me. I read yesterday that by 2014 eBooks sales will outweigh paper book sales. Such a shame 😦



  4. Surprising facts and a great interview. I don’t mind the method children use to read as long as THEY READ! It’s so important for stimulating their imagination ans well as helping hem learn language skills. My schooldays are so far behind me all I remember are chsels and stone but I do remember I couldn’t get enough of books and of comics like Eagle and Hotspur.
    xxx Hugs to you xxx


  5. I have said it before and I’ll say it again here, you are an extremely good writer with great descriptive skills. You should get published. I apologise that I do not comment, nor ‘like’ back, not only am I bad mannered but increasingly lacking in time nowadays. Good luck to you in all that you attempt.


  6. The use of phonics to enhance the learning process is a useful method for kids the world over. I have used it to teach ever since I started out with satisfactory results. Recently I found a site that has proved to be very useful for my teaching as it is filled with innovative ideas to make the learning process much more effective. Anyone can use it, parents and teachers as well as it offers fresh ideas for imparting reading knowledge to young ones. Rather useful material in there. http://easylearnreading.com

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  7. With the way more and more kids are getting hooked to gadgets other than books it makes sense that parents need to encourage the continuation of reading habits in their kids. This is a reflection of a need to allow the kids keep learning using books. There’s just something exciting seeing a kid, book in hand.



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