Reading Survey

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Scotsman article

MORE than a third of Scottish parents never read to their children, while a third of those that do admit to skipping pages to save time, a new study reveals.

However, the survey by the publisher Pearson shows that 35 per cent of Scots parents read to their children every day - the second-highest total in the UK...

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No harm in skipping pages! I prefer to call it 'editing'. I read Lord of the Rings aloud to my kids one winter - it would have been a lot less enjoyable and memorable for them if I had not edited out the more scholarly passages dealing with the history,language and customs of the various races of middle earth. Parents should not feel guilty about cutting to the chase when necessary.

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