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Due to the electronic age, today's children are becoming less interested in reading. Dad and Mom may look forward to the morning paper, but while they engulf themselves in it their children often feel neglected and begin to resent the paper. (I know I have many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.)
As things stand, when these kids grow up, they will not subscribe to the paper. I have a solution.
Create a special, daily, tabloid-size section in the newspaper for kids, ages 5-11. It could consist of stories, reports on school projects and sports, jokes and puzzles, places to go and things to do, plus kid/reader-generated items and experiences. Then each morning kids would eagerly await reading their newspaper and not resent the time their folks spend with their paper.
There are many retired educators (like myself) and others who would contribute to such a project.
And when the kids grow up, they just may look forward to subscribing to and reading the daily newspaper. Who knows, they may even turn off the TV.
Salt Lake City