Reading builds resilience and an understanding of the world

Why reading is important tip of the day: This week my eldest has gone off on her first ever residential trip with her school for 4 nights. I was worried that she might worry or be nervous but she was so happy and excited. When I asked her what she was looking forward to, she told me that she couldn’t wait to sleep in a dorm and eat breakfast with her friends, just like in Malory Towers!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

I think what we often forget is that reading doesn’t just help children do better in exams, it also helps them experience the world. Through reading a wide range of books, children can build an understanding of and a resilience towards range of experiences. Even old favourites, such as Malory Towers can be just as relevant today in the experiences of being away, friendships and conflict resolution they give.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

It is so important to ensure you give your children a wide range of texts to read or listen to, it helps them to experience, enjoy and understand the world. Building a library at home is important (my daughter has read and re read favourites like Malory Towers) but also make use of the wonderful local libraries, swap with friends to help widen the range of books they can experience. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Have a look at our books children love pages for a great range of books your children will love.


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