Words, words everywhere… I’m oftentimes reminded at my day job how simple and effortlessly reading comes – whether it’s the label on a package of food, a sign; or a book. How the words become sentences, those sentences into paragraphs; encouraging us to move along in the story towards its climax. And before we know it we are lured to begin again.
The Writing Elite’s Mission
Roughly a quarter of U.S. adults (27%) say they haven’t read a book in whole or in part in the past year, whether in print, electronic or audio form, according to a Pew Research Center survey that was conducted Jan. 8 to Feb. 7, 2019.
Despite that bit of dreary news, on the other end of the spectrum, there has been an increase in the number of times families as a whole read together. According to a recent report from the 7th edition of the biennial “Kids and Family Reading” report from Scholastic, 50% of parents reported reading aloud to their children during the first three years; as opposed to 30% back in 2014.
Here is a link to the report, which has a lot of useful information.
So the two previous facts about reading bring us to Writing Elite’s purpose. We feel very passionate about family literacy, and strive to be one of many platforms that encourage and foster a love of reading within families. From the youngest member to the eldest, reading is not just a skill that is essential in society in terms of academics and employment, but one that helps to grow the imagination, to learn new ideas and ways of viewing the world around you. Reading, especially reading for the sheer love of it expands the mind and body to new heights and ambitions. A family that reads together; learns, grows, and has many memorable adventures together. 😁 So let’s keep it going, whether you pick up one, download it electronically, or listen to it audibly, read and share with your family.
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