Reading for pleasure
Creating a love of reading for pleasure in children in critical. Enjoyment, creativity, imagination, greater self-esteem, empathy, relaxation, escapism and improved communication skills are well-known benefits of reading.
Reading for enjoyment has also been found to have an impact on how well children and young
people perform in general:
- Children who read for enjoyment are likely to do significantly better at school than their peers (Sullivan and Brown, 2013)
- Reading for enjoyment has been linked to other learning outcomes, such as higher performance in maths and science. (PISA, OECD, 2011)
Recommended Reads – attachments (100 reads and 6 ways to read)
Useful links and apps: