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Kirstie Allsopp: Homework’s A Waste Of Time

Written by on March 6, 2019

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Kirstie Allsopp: Homework’s A Waste Of Time

Kirstie Allsopp has labelled homework a “waste of time” and claimed her “biggest regret” as a parent is not banning her children from doing it.

The Location, Location, Location presenter took to Twitter to respond to new figures which suggest that just over half of eight to 18-year-olds “read for pleasure”.

The new research – conducted by the Literacy Trust for World Book Day – revealed an overall decline in reading, with only 52.5 per cent of teens reading for fun in 2019 in comparison to 58.8 in 2016.

However, the 47-year-old mum-of-two – who admitted to smashing her children’s iPads after they broke her screen time rules – was not in the least surprised by the drop in numbers.

The presenter said: “Hardly surprising figures, the joint assault of absurd homework, which takes time from reading, and the smartphone and tablet, it’s amazing any kids are reading for pleasure.

“Reading is everything, homework other than reading is a waste of time and causes conflict and unhappiness in many families, mine included.”

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