– According to a recent survey commissioned by the National Literacy Trust and carried out by YouGov, a majority of mothers believe they have more influence than fathers in helping their children learn to read; and fathers agree. While 71 percent of mothers said they have the biggest influence on their children’s literacy development, only 36 percent of fathers said so about themselves.

– The survey of 1,000 parents showed that the gender gap in reading deepens very early. While 71 percent of 3-to-5-year-old girls were reported to read daily, the percentage dropped to 61 percent concerning their male peers. Moreover, 71 percent (the same number again) of parents with university background declared that their children read every day – enjoying it “a lot” – compared to only 57 percent of parents with a lower educational level making the same statement.



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