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November 4, 2013

Report says Indiana families reading to youngsters regularly

BLOOMINGTON (AP) — A new report suggests Indiana's parents are doing a good job instilling an interest in reading in their children by regularly reading books to the youngsters.

The Kids Count report released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation says 85 percent of Indiana children younger than age 6 have relatives reading to them three or more times a week.

But The Herald-Times reports some people are skeptical of the report's findings.

Monroe County United Ministries executive director Meri Reinhold says she doesn't believe the report's conclusions, calling the 85 percent figure "a high number."

Rogers Elementary School principal Mark Conrad agrees. The Bloomington principal says the report's number is high in a culture where many homes have two working parents and hectic schedules.

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