We have pulled together some of the latest news and findings which we hope will be of interest to you.
Research shows that engagement with audiobooks can benefit children’s reading skills and enjoyment, as well as their mental wellbeing and emotional intelligence. Read the National Literacy Trust literature review here
A recent National Literacy Trust report explores how children and young people use technology to read and how this links to reading enjoyment, attitudes and behaviours. You can read the report here
A report from Read On. Get On (ROGO) shows that the gender gap in reading for pleasure has narrowed ROGO
A great article from author Andy Seed on “laying the foundations for a reading culture” in your school Reading Manifesto
What Kids Are Reading looks at the book reading habits of pupils who use Accelerated Reader in England and Ireland. Download the 2018 report here
The National Literacy Trust have published the first research report to ever establish a link between literacy and life expectancy in England through health and socioeconomic factors. The research shows that a boy born in Stockton Town Centre, an area with some of the greatest literacy challenges in the country, has a life expectancy 26 years shorter than a boy born in North Oxford. You can download the report here
Bold Beginnings a new report by Ofsted, shows that a third of all 5 year olds are being failed by their reception experience.
School librarians and teachers from around the country have shared their favourite ways to help students love reading. Read their top tips here