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The truth about boys and books: they read less – and skip pages

The Guardian – Daniel Boffey

“Boys might claim it’s a simple matter of preferring to read magazines or the latest musings of their friends on social media rather than the classics. But two of the largest studies ever conducted into the reading habits of children in the UK have put those excuses to bed. Boys, of every age, no matter the nature of the literature before them, typically read less thoroughly than girls. They take less time to process the words, lazily skipping parts with abandon. And they choose books that are too easy for them, meaning they fail to move on to tougher material, it is claimed.”(more)

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