Tuesday, 20 October 2009
The Bookseller today reports that new research by Booktrust reveals that:
"Children admitted they were distracted from reading by sedentary habits including watching TV (54%) and playing on the computer or video games (41%). In fact, 56% of all parents and carers, and almost half of all parents of four to five year olds (48%), said their child spent more time facing a screen, playing computer games and watching DVDs than reading."
So does this research assume that facing a screen doesn't involve reading - or writing?
And did they really "admit they were distracted" by Tv and games, or do they just like doing them?
I hereby admit I was distracted from sleeping last night by the book I was reading.