In Italy, the number of children from 0 to 3 years of age who approach reading is on the rise
Data on reading in all population groups from 0 to 14 years of age, showing significant changes compared to the past, will be illustrated by Giovanni Peresson at the Bologna Book Fair.
In Italy, reading education for very young children has grown: in the 0-3 age bracket, in particular, reading aloud by parents and teachers, handling tactile, hardcover, picture, animated, and coloring books, and other forms of pre-reading have involved 70% of children in the last year.
It was 49% before the pandemic (2018). The data is part of the in-depth study on childhood and youth that the Italian Publishers Association (AIE), with the collaboration of Pepe Research, runs every two years as part of the Observatory of Reading and Cultural Consumption and that will be presented on March 7 at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, from 10:00 to 11:15 am in the Suite room, during the meeting La lettura in Italia da 0 a 14 anni (Reading in Italy from 0 to 14 years). The event is organized by AIE in the context of Aldus Up, the program funded by the European Union through Creative Europe.
Data on reading in all population groups from 0 to 14 years, showing significant changes compared to the past will be illustrated by Giovanni Peresson, head of AIE’s research office. Beatrice Fini (AIE Children’s Commission), Elena Pasoli (Bologna Children’s Book Fair), Nicoletta Gramantieri (Sala Borsa Library), and Carlo Gallucci (Gallucci editore) will speak, moderated by Cristina Mussinelli (AIE).