And now for some good news. Literacy rates in children have gone up during the pandemic. See! They’re not just screen zombies!
A study in the UK found that reading skills have improved over lockdown periods and children have been reading longer books with greater difficulty. The Harry Potter series remains a favorite – in our house too.
Many children said that reading helped them feel better when they were sad about missing their friends.
Raising readers is a major priority in our house. We have two middle graders who have tackled some excellent books during the pandemic times and Natali keeps a GoodReads list of books that are appropriate for this age group. You are invited to follow it here and we welcome your suggestions!