Facebook Live - Why don't our children love to read?

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Reading for pleasure is widely acknowledged to be great for cognitive development and mental wellbeing, and is also closely associated with higher levels of reading skills.

However, in a 2016 international study of reading literacy, only 35% of 10-year-olds in England and 39% of 10-year-olds in Northern Ireland report that they like reading 'very much', falling behind countries like Russia (46%), Ireland (46%), New Zealand (44%), and Australia (43%).

Featuring headteacher and advisor Simon Smith, founder and host of the Primary School Book Club, Scott Evans, and writer for Teacher Toolkit, Hollie Anderton, this Facebook Live discussion aimed to help teachers develop ideas on how to encourage a love of reading, and it also looked ahead to our World Book Day Live Lesson

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