A good few years back, I created a poster ‘Reading, when is it safe to approach?‘.
I thought it was time for a revamp and so here we are…
Approaching a reader… when is it safe?
Children who read for pleasure are likely to do better in maths and English, research suggests. The study, indicated reading for pleasure was more important to a child’s development than how educated their parents were. See more here: Institute of Education, London University
- Reduce stress: Get lost in a good novel and take time out of your hectic lifestyle to unwind.
- Help you sleep: Turn off the TV, get into bed, pick up a book and snuggle down.
- Keep the brain in shape: What better way to work out your brain than reading?
- Improve knowledge: Even a fictional novel can teach and inspire you.
- Health and well-being: Regular reading is associated with a significant reduction in the risk of dementia.
- Feeling: Reading boosts empathy. Fiction can simulate real-world problems and therefore has real consequences for the reader.
- Boosts Vocabulary: What better way to discover new words?
- Achieve: Reading for pleasure helps to improve skills at the same time as increasing enjoyment, self-confidence, motivation and a sense of achievement.
The big question is, what shall we read next?