Reading for Pleasure
Reading for pleasure transforms lives!
A child who reads is a child who succeeds, and this can be evidenced first-hand at Marsh Green Primary.
Research evidence on reading for pleasure (Department for Education - May 2012)
Benefits of reading for pleasure
A growing number of studies show that promoting reading can have a major impact on children and adults and their future. Upon reviewing the research literature, Clark and Rumbold (2006) identify several main areas of the benefits to reading for pleasure:
• Reading attainment and writing ability;
• Text comprehension and grammar;
• Breadth of vocabulary;
• Positive reading attitudes;
• Greater self-confidence as a reader;
• Pleasure in reading in later life;
• General knowledge;
• A better understanding of other cultures;
• Community participation; and
• A greater insight into human nature and decision-making.