NEW STUDY SHOWS CHILDREN ENJOYMENT OF READING HAS GROWN
The National Literacy Trust (NLT) has released new research showing children’s enjoyment of reading has grown over the past eight years. In a survey last year of 30,000 eight to 16-year-olds, 53.3% of children said they enjoy reading “very much” or “quite a lot”, a rise on the figure of 51.4% recorded when similar research was carried out in 2005. More young people are also reading outside class compared to previous studies and more young people also think reading is “cool”, according to the survey results.
One in four children in the “Children and Young People’s Reading 2013” study said they did not have a favorite book, and 31.6% say they struggle to find things to read which interest them.