Every added hour of watching TV increased a child’s odds of having attention problems by about 10 percent.
At the same time, only 45 percent of parents read to their children, according to the National Center for Education Statistics (2005). But children who read with their parents have higher intelligence and reading ability and are better able to comprehend language, improve communication skills, speech recognition and verbal ability.
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— Blankenship is a Register-Herald writer. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org