Do you think enough emphasis is put on reading to children?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on November 20, 2005
“Absolutely not. My mother read to me at the library, and it really made a difference in my life. I think reading, writing and communication skills are the most important skills a child can learn.”
“No, it’s not. I like reading to my niece and nephew when I get a chance. It’s important to read to children, and we can introduce great concepts to children through books.”
“No, I really don’t. I don’t think people spend enough time with their children, and parents aren’t told to read to their children anymore. It was very stressed to the parents of my generation. They should bring those commercials back.”
“I don’t think so. Any commercials about kids reading these days are just about products that read for them. The parents need to step up and spend some time reading to them and helping them read.”