Children who read for pleasure are likely to do better in maths and English, research suggests. The study, indicated reading for pleasure was more important to a child’s development than how educated their parents were. See more here: Institute of Education, London University
Yes, reading takes you further and public libraries are an invaluable free resource!
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3 of 4 children use the local library … they all go to school!
Library and Educational Bookmarks reach further…
76% of 5-10 year olds and 39% of adults
visited a public library in the last year.
- 76 % of children aged 5 to 10
- 71% of children aged 11 to 15
- 36 % of young people aged 16-24
- 39% adults aged 16-74
- 43 % of adults aged 65-74
- 34 % of people aged 75+