Reading for Pleasure - recommended book lists
We know that reading for pleasure is important, but do you?
We’ve pulled together some of the many evidence-based benefits that exploring books and building a reading habit can bring:
- Reading for pleasure has many non-literacy benefits and can increase empathy, improve relationships with others, reduce the symptoms of depression and improve wellbeing
- Children who read for pleasure make significantly more progress in vocabulary, reading, writing, spelling and maths than children who read very little
- Reading for pleasure has social benefits and can make people feel more connected to the wider community. Reading increases a person’s understanding of their own identity, improves empathy and gives them an insight into the world view
- Children with more positive attitudes towards reading are more likely to read at or above the expected level for their age
- When teachers encourage children to read books that the child has chosen this is a major contribution towards developing a positive attitude towards reading and a life-long interest in reading
Recommended reads for Reception to Year 6 (inclusive)
You can help your children to explore reading further by using reading VIPERS!
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