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Why is reading so important?

Studies show that reading for pleasure makes a big difference to children’s educational performance.

Evidence suggests that children who read for enjoyment every day not only perform better in reading tests than those who don’t, 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.

Read our blog to find out how you can get your child off to a great start.

 

What role does a reading programme play in ensuring excellent progress in reading for all children?

What are the most important things we can do to ensure excellent progress in reading for all children? What role does a reading programme play in that progress? UCL Institute of Education have been working with the research team in Pearson to find out. Here, researchers and authors of ‘Which Book and Why’ Sue Bodman and Glen Franklin reflect on the project so far.

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