Study shows less parent-child interaction during COVID-19


  • Families in the lowest and highest income categories had the greatest percentage point decreases in daily reading—around 27 and 13 percentage points, respectively.
  • Among Black parents, daily reading dropped more than 26 percentage points from 2019 (70.8%) to 2021 (44.3%).
  • Among Latino parents, daily reading to children (40.1%) was 8 percentage points lower in 2021 than in 2020 and more than 15 percentage points lower than in 2019 (55.6%).

Financial stressors and child care difficulties impacted parent-child activities

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