A growing body of research is pointing to how important and valuable reading is in giving children the best possible start in life, not just for academic success but more broadly including for a child’s mental health and happiness.
In this special episode of the Child of our Time Podcast, Professor Yvonne Kelly is joined by Jonathan Douglas, CEO of the National Literacy Trust and researcher Christina Clark, also from the Trust. They discuss important new evidence about the benefits of reading for individual children and in addressing social inequalities.
- Reading For Pleasure: A research overview
- Do mental health problems have their roots in the primary school years?
- A bedtime story