Creative Teaching & Learning

What Motivates Children To Read. Or Not?

Understanding what motivates children and adolescents to read , and how to encourage them to do more in school and at home, are perennial questions for educators and parents. Researcher Sarah MacGowan explains what she has found so far

Promoting book reading and encouraging children and young people to read for pleasure is crucial as teachers and parents navigate schools’ closures once again. While the benefits of books for developing reading and language skills are well documented, books offer so much more for children and young people during these challenging times.

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