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School Dazed features experts tackling a variety of challenges affecting children’s education from bullying, to gaming, to anxiety and depression and much more.

The One About Fostering a Love of Reading

April 23, 2019

According to research by the American Psychological Association, only 20% of American teens report reading a book, magazine or newspaper daily for pleasure, but more than 80% report using social media daily. Traditional reading seems to be a dying art that is being snuffed out by playing video games, watching cat videos, and scrolling timelines in an average of 11 hours a day! What can we as parents do to combat scrolling and encourage page turning in this increasingly tech-driven society?

Kendra Allen, M.Ed., is an educator with a passion to help parents, students, and the community regain a love for reading in a technology driven world. With 8th years of experience across various disciplines, Kendra’s unique approach to building positive relationships with students and sharing her own joy of literature ignites the flame for others around her to dive into reading.

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