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Read to Grow: Here's why parents agree that books are key to raising more creative kids.

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New York – More than half (55%) of parents foresee their child pursuing a career in a creative field. A recent survey of her 2,000 parents with school-age children found that 7 out of 10 (71%) of her parents said their children were more creative than their age. I think. Half of the parents buy books for their children more than once a month.

When it comes to books, my dad seems to know best. Men are more likely than women to buy children’s books once or several times a month (54% vs. 44%). The average child has about 26 books, 21 of which she chooses herself. Only 6% of the books in the average children’s book collection are needed for school.

62% of children have their own bookshelves, and nearly half (48%) are full. However, three of her four (76%) parents said they were eagerly anticipating their child to fill a bookshelf with new books, so there’s something to add soon. maybe.

share the gift of reading

The study, conducted by OnePoll on behalf of ThriftBooks, found that parents may enjoy sharing favorite books with their children most over TV shows (50%), toys (47%), places and experiences. We also found it to be high (58%). (44%).

Gen Z parents in particular enjoy showing their children the books they loved from childhood more than any other age group (76%). Overall, parents and children alike enjoy reading. 65% of her parents enjoy reading, and the same percentage think their children enjoy reading too.

That’s why the average parent and child spend about five hours each week reading. When it comes to favorite genres, nearly a third of her (32%) parents say their child enjoys adventure novels. Other popular picks include Fantasy (27%), Fiction (27%), and Mystery Stories (27%).

Any genre can be a “teaching tool”

69% of parents say their child has a lot of creative energy and are always looking for additional ways to tap it. Thirty-seven percent of her children developed artistic talent through drawing, and 32 percent developed their talent through writing.

A ThriftBooks spokesperson said: .

Stuffing kids’ shelves with new favorites can also keep the momentum going: 54% buy educational books and workbooks for their kids, 48% of whom buy them year-round . Also, more than a quarter of her parents (26%) would like to encourage their children to read more informative books.

Regardless of genre, the top three sources for parents to find new books to recommend for their children are friends and family (32%), book sites like Goodreads and Book Riot (30%), and online searches (28%). ) is. The poll asked children whether their love of reading would inspire them to become writers when they were older, and found that 68% said in the affirmative.

“Any genre of book can easily become a teaching resource. By taking into account children’s reading preferences, educators can create robust libraries inside and outside the classroom, transforming students from readers to book lovers.” We can change that,” the spokesperson adds.