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With the new year approaching, may we suggest a resolution that every parent of young children should make. Commit to read to your children regularly.

KSL suggests this after seeing the results of a new national study that showed fewer than half of the parents surveyed said they or other family members read every day to their young children. In Utah, the figure is 46.6 percent. We're below the national average.

As a result, many children are not being prepared for life.

Consider this statement from the study: "Reading aloud is the single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading."

We firmly believe that.

Please, don't let the busyness of life or the diversionary tug of television, video games and computers distract from this most important parental duty. Re-enthrone the tradition of the bedtime story in your home. Indeed, resolve to read to a child.

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