Benefits of Reading

October 26, 2011 at 1:00 pm Leave a comment

Consider the context by Philip Pullman

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I’ll focus to begin with on libraries and children, because their needs, I think, trump every other. We must make this country a happier place for children to grow up in….

The benefits of reading for pleasure include improvement in writing, in text comprehension and grammar, in breadth of vocabulary; it develops a positive attitude to reading, which in turn leads to higher achievement; it develops self-confidence, and leads to greater pleasure in reading in later life; it increases general knowledge, a better understanding of other cultures, more community participation, and a greater insight into human nature. Not reading for the sake of passing a test, but reading for pleasure is what does that.

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