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Children's reading is 'pushed out'
11:29am Tuesday 11th September 2012 in News
Children are reading less as their lives become more crowded with other activities, new research suggests.
They are reading fewer novels, comics, magazines and websites, according to a National Literacy Trust study of 21,000 children and teenagers.
While many enjoyed reading, some 17% said they would be embarrassed if a friend saw them with a book.
Half of those questioned said they enjoyed reading very much, or quite a lot, almost the same as in 2005 when the figure was 51%. But the findings showed that just three in every 10 youngsters read daily in their own time, down from four in 10 in 2005.