"Even with video games, computer tablets and other digital resources, the book still remains a powerful tool to tell stories, teach facts, and share experiences.
Reading is very important to character development, to understand how stories flow ... I can’t say that our kids are reading less. The amount of time given them to read has changed. They don’t spend as much time in the school library. The teachers want the kids to read, but there is a limit on the time they can devote to that.
Children from lower income homes are not going to have a library inside their home ... The school and public library are the only places for them to have the opportunity to experience written stories.
While video lays out a visual story for children, reading compels them to use their imagination to create the characters, setting and situations in the story."
SpyWriter Jack King "A new King of thrillers on the horizon" www.SpyWriter.com