Reading for Pleasure

By Kate Innes | Posted: Tuesday March 3, 2020

There has been some talk in the media about the decline in reading for pleasure in this increasingly digital age.

It is a constant challenge for us all to keep teens reading. While we are all aware that reading has academic benefits for our children there are also great benefits to their mental wellness. 

Below is something for us to ponder:

  • Children who are the most engaged with literacy are three times more likely to have higher levels of mental wellbeing than children who are the least engaged (39.4% vs 11.8%).

  • Conversely, children who are the least engaged with literacy are twice as likely to have low levels of mental wellbeing than their peers who are the most engaged (37.4% vs 15%).'

2018 National Literacy Trust Report.

If you would ever like to get in touch with me about reading options for your son please don’t hesitate to email [email protected] or you can browse our library catalogue online at library.obhs.school.nz

The national Library is also a fantastic source of tips and information, check out natlib.govt.nz