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Majority of Russian parents read books to children every day

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Majority of Russian parents read books to children every day


Rossotrudnichestvo More than fifty percent of Russian parents read books to their children every day. About a quarter of them do it several times a week. Only five percent of parents acknowledged that they had never done it before. Such was results of research conducted by Children. Mail.Ru website. Ten thousand Russians with children under ten years of age took part in the research, as per Literature Year website.

Ten percent of respondents read books in foreign languages, but the majority of parents prefer Russian books. In most cases, mothers read books to children.

Contemporary parents buy children's literature at bookstores and do not borrow books in libraries. More than forty percent of families buy books every month. The third part of parents purchase books once half a year. More than seventy percent of the respondents have remarked that they do not attend libraries at all.

Parents assure that children in Russia adore books by Korney ChukovskyAgnyiaBarto and Samuil Marshak. Their favorite characters are Doctor Aibolit, Winnie-the-Pooh, Neznaika and Karlson.

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