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  Kids prefer TV and games to books
Updated 06 September 2004, 15.28
These children like reading
Nearly half of you never pick up a book after school, preferring to watch TV or play computer games instead.

Experts are worried as research shows that if people stop reading between seven and 14-years-old, they're less likely to start again later in life.

Researchers, who spoke to 1000 children of those ages, also found that the thing you like doing the least in your spare time is writing poems.

This was followed by writing stories, playing an instrument, and dancing.

The research was carried out by the Prince of Wales Art Foundation.

The study also discovered that although a third of parents read to their children each day, most kids prefer listening to friend's stories instead.

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