Reading habit is essential for the language development of children. It is very important for the academic achievement of students. This study has been conducted on fifty students of primary classes in private English medium schools of Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi. The main purpose of this study is to understand the reading habits of children, the reason behind reading, their favorite topics of reading and their attitudes towards reading. A pre-constructed comprehensive questionnaire was used for the collection of data. The collected data was scientifically processed and then its analysis was made through simple frequency and percentage distribution tables. The finding suggests that the majority of students read due to the motivation of achieving good grades in their examinations. Leisure reading or reading for fun is done by majority of the students during school holidays. Playing on computer or internet and watching television is their first and second choice respectively. Disappointingly, reading comes as their third choice. This study offers suggestions to the concerned schools and parents for developing reading habits among children.
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