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Children should be 'encouraged to read anything'

26th August 2011

It is important for parents to encourage children to read as it is one of the key building blocks of society, according to the Every Child a Chance Trust.

Di Hatchett, director of the organisation, said that while books are an essential part of reading, it is worthwhile to promote the consumption of all types of media, from magazines and newspapers to websites and eBooks.

She suggested that this is particularly true of boys, who may find it easier to engage with the short bursts of information and illustrations found in magazines and online.

'Boys … are known to be motivated by very active, engaging stories and images that replicate what they know from PlayStations, computer games and so on. It is important that the books on offer [at school] have been chosen thinking about those issues in mind,' Ms Hatchett explained.

Her comments follow the publication this week of statistics from the National Literacy Trust, which showed that one in six children aged between eight and 17 had not read a book in the last month.

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