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Books are an integral part of a child’s education but getting them to sit down and read can be a difficult task particularly in the modern world where televisions and computers have an increasing influence.

Often books are chosen by adults, particularly for younger children and babies, but a study by American researcher Professor Kathy Danko-McGhee from the University of Toledo shows that even young children may have an idea of what they like and that educators and parents might benefit from giving them more of a choice.

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