Literacy fears as four million children don’t own a single book

Literacy fears as four million children don’t own a single book

 

  • Almost four million children in the UK do not own a book
  • number of children growing up without books is rising, with poorer youngsters more likely to miss out.
  • The latest report by the National Literacy Trust, based on a survey of 18,000 youngsters, reveals a third – 3.8million – do not have books of their own.
  • boys are more likely to be without books than girls
  • children eligible for free school meals – are more likely to not own a book.
  • 7.6 per cent of pupils who have books of their own are reading below the expected level
  • 75% of children who read nine or more books a month read above the level expected of them, compared with 28.6% of those who read no books in a month.

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2070032/Literacy-fears-million-children-dont-single-book.html

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