READING FOR PLEASURE CONSIDERED MORE IMPORTANT TO A CHILD’S DEVELOPMENT THAN HOW EDUCATED THEIR PARENTS ARE:

The Importance of Reading to Children - Part 2
A research suggests that “Children who read for pleasure are likely to do better in maths and English than those who rarely read in their free time.”
The study, by the Institute of Education, London University, examined the reading habits of 6,000 children. It indicated reading for pleasure was more important to a child’s development than how educated their parents were. The findings showed those who had read often at the age of 10 and had been reading books and newspapers more than once a week aged 16 had performed better than those who had read less.
Apparently because children who read for pleasure absorb information easier, it actually enables these children to absorb and understand new information, improve not only their maths scores but also gain high attainment levels in all subjects.

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