Wednesday, 27th June 2012
33% of Waterford parents would like to spend more time reading with their children
Bord Gáis Energy ReadTogether coming to a Waterford library near you!
Ireland is known as a nation of saints and scholars, but according to a recent survey, of over 4,700 Irish parents, undertaken by Bord Gáis Energy Book Club we are also a nation of books and reading enthusiasts – especially when our little ones are around!
According to the survey, 41% of parents in Waterford mostly read to their children before bedtime however 33% would like to spend more time doing this. When asked what kind of books they read, nursery rhymes were first in line followed by funny stories, adventure, fantasy and science fiction.
When it comes to children's books, the print book is standing strong, with a staggering 98% of respondents preferring to read with printed books – an encouraging result for authors, libraries and publishers alike. In another encouraging statistic, the top three sources of information on children's books are Waterford bookshops (69%), online sources (64%), and Waterford libraries (46%). These sources are consulted often as 70% of Waterford parents give books as gifts regularly to their children.
Run in association with the public library service, the Bord Gáis Energy ReadTogether initiative encourages people to enjoy and get the most out of the time they spend reading with their children, grandchildren, nephews and nieces!", Emma continued.
To download any of the ReadTogether packs, posters and tips for parents visit bordgaisenergybookclub.ie/readtogether
Events will take place aat Waterford Central Library every Tuesday from 10:30am to 12noon
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