Reading is one of the most enjoyable things you can do! It’s easy to carry a book around with you and using a library means that it’s free and accessible too!
I read for pleasure and that is the moment I learn the most.
School-age children who read for pleasure perform better in all subjects – including maths. That seems a good reason to read more!
Reading enriches your language and vocabulary, making you a better writer.
Reading has a stronger impact on educational achievement than the socio-economic status of parents.
It’s been proven that reading more actually lowers your levels of stress and anxiety. That’s all the encouragement we need to keep reading during exam season!
Studies have also shown that regular readers have higher self-esteem and greater self-acceptance.
Reading means putting yourself in someone else’s shoes. This increases your ability to empathise with others, that is the ability to share and understand someone else’s feelings and opinions.
Reading regularly improves your ability to concentrate and focus on a task. In a culture with plenty of distractions, this can only be a good thing!
Frequent readers have a lower incidence of dementia in later life.
Learn more and be inspired, just by picking up a book.
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