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Reading among Guangzhou’s youngsters leads the nation
Nearly 80 percent of youngsters in Guangzhou like reading, which leads the nation, according to a report issued on June 1.

Updated:1496916210Source:Lifeofguangzhou.com

Nearly 80 percent of youngsters in Guangzhou like reading, which leads the nation, according to a report issued on June 1.

The 2017 report on the reading habits of youngsters in Guangzhou, which is conducted annually, also found that 60 percent of the city's youngsters prefer paper books, 12.6 percent prefer digital books while 20.9 percent prefer both forms of reading.

The report shows that 60 percent of the youngsters read more than 10 books per year, with primary school students reading the most.

The research, conducted by the Guangzhou Juvenile Library, Sun Yat-sen University Library and the Institute of Information Science, covers young people under 18.

The researchers studied four different age groups and found the groups have different preferences of reading materials. Parents of children from 0-6 prefer picture books, picture flashcards and wall charts. Children from 4-6 prefer to choose books of diversified subjects, including fairy tale, fable story, number counting, scientific knowledge, common knowledge and the puzzle games. Among primary and middle school students, science, cartoons and encyclopedia are the most popular reading materials.

(By Joanna You, Louis Berney)

Editor:Joanna You
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