Exploring media use among young Hispanic children

December 12, 2013 by Wendy Leopold in Other Sciences / Social Sciences

Hispanic children read for more than an hour a day, an average of 14 minutes more per day than non-Hispanic white children, according to a new study released today (Dec. 11) by Northwestern University and the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL).

The national study, "Media, Technology and Reading in Hispanic Families," provides a detailed look at family practices related to reading and electronic media use in Hispanic households with children age 8 or under.

"It is critical that teachers, children's advocates and others promoting children's well-being better understand the relationships between media use and children's academic achievement, health and social/emotional development," said Ellen Wartella. Wartella is lead author of the newly released report and director of Northwestern's Center on Media and Development.

Among the study's findings:

The report is based on the results of a nationally representative survey of 663 Hispanic parents of ages 8 or under.

More information: Read the complete study: web5.soc.northwestern.edu/cmhd … liesMedia_120313.pdf

Provided by Northwestern University

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