A new survey of American parents conducted by Premium Joy sheds light on how long parents read to their children. The results indicate that the vast majority of children enjoy being read to for up to 20 minutes (or less), after which they may lose interest.
WALNUT, Calif., October 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — While it’s important for parents to read books to their children as much as possible to help their development, going beyond 20 minutes is more likely to cause the child to lose interest or become bored, according to a new survey by Premium Joy.
The survey results, which are based on responses from more than 800 U.S. parents with a child between the ages of 1 and 6, found that nearly two-thirds of children (65%) are doing well with up to 5 20 minutes of reading by their parents before losing interest. . About two out of 10 children (21%) even have a much lower tolerance, being able to tolerate their parents reading for only 4 minutes maximum. Only 14% of children enjoy being read to for more than 20 minutes.
“You usually want to maximize the amount of books you read to your child in order to magnify the benefits, but there’s a limit,” says Hassan Alnasir, founder and owner of Premium Joy. “Our survey results indicate that parents should try to limit reading time to their children to no more than around 20 minutes to avoid boring them.”
To read more details on this topic and learn more about other interesting survey findings, including but not limited to the amount of books parents read to their children daily and how much time they spend to read a book, see the following page:
If you would like to review the raw survey data or ask questions about the results, you can contact Hassan Alnasir via email [email protected].
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