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Teens Increasingly Choosing Screens Over Books and Reading

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  • Reading is a source of learning and entertainment, as well as an activity that can be done nearly anytime, anywhere
  • Research suggests 1 in 3 high school-aged teens no longer reads even one book a year for pleasure
  • Screen time for teens has tripled in the past 40 years and the average American 12th-grader spends about eight hours a day using the internet, social media, texting and TV; this figure does not include classroom-, homework- or job-related screen use
  • Modeling good reading habits to your child and reading to them daily beginning in infancy is the best way to instill in them a love of books and reading, as well as helping them to develop language skills

By Dr. Mercola

I love to read and make it my practice to read 150 books a year. As a source of learning and entertainment, reading can be done nearly anytime, anywhere. When combined with exercise, reading becomes one of the healthiest recreational habits you can have. My favorite time to read is during walks on the beach, using my Kindle.


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