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Library Tricks Kids Into Reading By Promising Wiis

WRCB TV reports:

"Libraries have a new, creative way to lure in teenagers and make reading fun: video games.

Workers at the Cape Coral, Florida library hope kids will come for the newly-installed Nintendo Wii's and stay for the books. "Children that are getting into their teen years, they start reading less and less," said Chris Serio.

Teenagers admit books often lose out to video games. "I've never really seen them come to the library, so I think they do video games more than reading," said 10th-grader Christopher Wright"".

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blynx1823492d ago

How the hell this will work....

name3492d ago

I don't think alot of people here realise this. But if you're on this forum, you read more than most people in the world. Alot of forum visiters don't realise that.

Tsalagi3492d ago

Lies!!! The words magically get into my head!!

mintaro3492d ago

heh, you know what, you are absolutley rite. kudos to you

Prismo_Fillusion3492d ago

From reading professional writing you learn spelling, grammar, and style.

There's a pretty substantial lack of all three on N4G (in most posts).

Darkiewonder3492d ago

that while I may not have shown much interest in reading in school I did manage to do a lot of reading online from random sites [gaming and non-gaming]. While it wasn't the best thing to do I did find articles of writing that DID spark my interest which later became my hobby. They may as well just have My Word Coach or get some Brain Age inside the Wii at all times if they want the kids to learn and play at the same time. But nowadays, sn't that what Leapfrog is doing? :3

IGNFTW3492d ago

WITH THE GRUNTS FROM THE PEOPLE SWINGING THE CONTROLLER?THE SOUND COMING FROM THE INBUILT SPEAKER IN THE CONTROLLER?

THIS DOESN'T SOUND LIKE THE BRIGHTEST IDEA.

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