Reading for fun is more than a story

Mon 19 June 17

Young people are more enthusiastic about reading today and they are reaping the benefits associated with reading for enjoyment. Nearly 60 per cent of more than 42,000 8-18 year olds surveyed by the UK’s National Literacy Trust for its 2016 Annual Literacy Survey said they enjoyed reading “very much” or “quite a lot”. General levels of reading for enjoyment have increased in the annual survey since 2005 with a 15 per cent increase in recent years. National Literacy Trust director Jonathan Douglas said it was great to see young people reading for entertainment, interest and enjoyment. “We are thrilled that our research has found children’s enjoyment of reading to be at an all-time high,” Mr Douglas said. “When children enjoy Click here to continue reading.

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