In a letter to the editors, a proud parent or doting grandparent will often enclose a picture of the small fry around the house mimicking the TiME-reading habit of the grownups. I thought that most of these pictures were mailed back, but recently we discovered that a researcher had saved a batch of the ones she liked best.
The kids, report the adults, really get into the newsto sniff, chew, scratch and crumple. Some are careful cover-to-cover "readers," while others digest only a few pages. One tot, we were informed, is not happy with anything but the current issue.