Thursday, 3 December 2009
Bookworms do better in life?
Studies by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development show that children who read for pleasure are more likely to get ahead than those who don’t. This is why Miranda McKearney, the director of the Reading Agency charity, prefers to focus on the importance of enjoying reading, while avoiding talk of targets or government standards, or going into depth about functional literacy or phonics. See Let children turn the page to a better life from Times Online for more details.