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Approaching a reader

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

This poster above is available as a free download, but if you use it please credit me and do drop me a line – ta! contact Jules.

I have written here before about the benefits of reading:

  • 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?

By julesprichards

Anchoring in the shire, with family, friends, coffee and cheese… always looking…

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