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Canadian parents' perspectives on benefits of children reading for fun 2017

This statistic shows the leading benefits of children reading for fun according to parents in Canada as of February 2017. The findings show that 78 percent of responding Canadian parents said that the main benefit they most wanted their child to get from reading books for fun was developing their vocabulary and language skills, while 68 percent said that they wanted their child to become excited about reading.

Leading benefits of children reading for fun according to parents in Canada as of February 2017

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Sources

Release date

May 2017

Region

Canada

Survey time period

January 31 to February 6, 2017

Number of respondents

1,155 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

parents with children aged 0-17

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

For further methodology information please see here: http://www.scholastic.ca/readingreport/about.php
Question: When you think about the benefits of reading books for fun, which of the following are the top benefits you most want your child to get from reading books for fun [added for parents of kids aged 0–5: as your child grows up]?

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