Why read for pleasure?
There are a range of benefits gained from reading for pleasure:
- it increases sense of achievement, confidence, self-esteem and self-awareness
- it widens horizons
- you can do it anywhere
- it develops relationships and promotes inclusion and empathy through sharing opinions and ideas
- it prevents boredom and promotes relaxation. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/tutors/using-skillswise-as-a-tutor/reading-for-pleasure)