In my book, parents are to blame if their kids don’t read
APPARENTLY, 27,000 children living in Manchester don’t own a book (M.E.N. December 3).
Putting libraries out of the equation, this is the responsibility of the parents.
You will hear the cry ‘we can’t afford books,’ they are as cheap as chips, especially in charity shops and in one particular outlet, where childrens books take up half of the store.
As a child, my parents read me a bedtime story every night.
Books were seen as essential for literacy and charging up the imagination.
A lot of parents now rely on technology to look after their children.
I believe also that young children now have very poor communication skills, as parents are too engaged in their smartphone to converse with their children. Ms J Evans, Manchester
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