The Importance of School Reading Culture
Studies show that reading for pleasure makes a big difference to children’s educational performance. Likewise, evidence suggests that children who read for enjoyment every day not only perform better in reading tests than those who do not, but also develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge and a better understanding of other cultures.
In fact, reading for pleasure is more likely to determine whether a child does well at school than their social or economic background. Click here to view two great infographics relating to this.
Every year we celebrate World Book Day with a week of events, competitions, quizzes, book sales and a character parade. Have a look at what has happened in previous years: