Reading for Pleasure
Promoting Reading For Pleasure can have a major impact on children. Their future benefits include:
Clark and Rumbold 2006
- Reading attainment and writing ability
- Text comprehension and grammar
- Breadth of vocabulary
- Positive reading attitudes
Reading is fun
Improved reading and literacy skills
Reading is not fun
Poor reading and literacy skills
Limited life chances,
of poor health and
involvement in crime
The Department of Education states that
"Reading for pleasure is a more important
determinant of a child's future success
than their family's socio-economic status"
Dept. of Education 2012
How can we 'make' children read for pleasure?
We can't! But we can inspire children to read.
Reading Allowed Project
The Reading Allowed Project embraces the power of reading aloud
to inspire children to develop a positive attitude to
reading and motivate them to Read For Pleasure.
Triggers Pleasure Response
Child is conditioned to associate reading with pleasure
Increased motivation to read
The Reading Allowed Project is simple, effective and based on sound research. It can be
incorporated into any school curriculum and meets current Ofsted requirements.