7 SECRETS TO CREATE AVID TWEEN READERS
The reason we have 7 secrets to create avid tween readers is because recent statistics by the National Endowment for the Arts shows us that there is a rapid decline in reading skills of American children. As the author of Saltwater Taffy and a literacy advocate for children, I find this disturbing and sad. Something must be done!
Despite the popularity of Harry Potter and other children’s books that have flown off the shelves in recent years, the following statement should be a wake-up call for parents, teachers and our entire nation:
“Americans ages 15-24 spend almost two hours a day watching TV, and only seven minutes of their daily leisure time on reading.”