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How can reading help my child focus?

Reading improves focus. In a world with so many distractions, particularly from digital media, it can be difficult for kids to focus for long periods of time. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 11% of children from age 4 to 17 have been diagnosed with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). Reading promotes longer attention spans and helps build listening skills that will be beneficial in school.

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