I have recently become fascinated with children’s reading habits, and comparing them to my own when I was a child. I would read constantly. It all started with my parents’ love of the written word, I think.
It suddenly hit me last Christmas when I bought my niece (age 6), the book Where the Wild Things Are. She had absolutely no interest in reading it or even looking at it. I asked my brother why his daughter hated books so much… his reaction was a shrug of the shoulders.
Is it up to parents to get their children interested in reading or is it the job of school teachers?
I found this article on the BBC News website: it’s a survey about children’s interests in television compared to books… Enjoy!
Continue reading “Kids Today…”
[Editor’s Note: Edinburgh Napier University has a Work Placement module for Postgraduate Publishing students. Go to our Home page to find out more about our student’s experiences on their publishing work placement.]
Summer placements and internships have been on my mind for a good few months! I’ve come up with a list of the best websites to get information and help on applying for internships and placements within the UK. (Hope this can shed some light on difficult decisions!)
www.myinternship.co.uk – just type in Publishing and links will appear with info on the company, etc.