Survey: Children like e-books, parents not so much

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

NEW YORK (AP) -- A new study finds children are far more open to the emerging concept of e-books than their parents.

The 2010 Kids and Family Reading Report, released Wednesday and commissioned by Scholastic Inc. finds some children thinking that a bigger selection of electronic texts would make reading for fun even more fun.

But the same survey finds that a solid majority of parents aren't planning to join the digital revolution.

Around six out of 10 of those between ages 9 and 17 say they're interested in reading on an electronic device such as the Kindle or the iPad. Just 6 percent of parents surveyed have an electronic reading device, while 76 percent say they have no plans to buy one.

The 2010 report shows, as other studies have, a decline in reading for fun as children grow older.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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