Scholastic recently released the results of a survey of children and parents on current reading trends. 86% of kids feel a sense of accomplishment after reading a book themselves. And while only 50% of kids consider reading enjoyable or important, 75% know they should read more.
The study also found that kids are drawn to electronic reading options. This information supports the growth of ebooks in children’s literature. But the study also concluded that other technology options–like texting and online fun–can use up reading time opportunities for students.