The Benefits Of Reading
We love reading, especially all the wonderful benefits it brings. Here are just a few:
* increased vocabulary * empowering knowledge * improved writing skills * reduces stress * improves memory and focus * improves wellbeing * supports creativity and imagination * boosts sleep *
And research tells us the earlier children are introduced to books, the more likely they are to be literate as adults.
Introducing The FunFair Book Share
The links between wellbeing and literacy are evident from research, National Literacy Trust research suggests approximately 1 in 8 children don’t own a single book and some children still struggle to read even as they access secondary school. We think all children deserve to be able to enjoy picture books. FunFair Books and Designs is the home of an initiative called Book Share, delivering good quality second hand donated picture books to children in communities without a library.
A mini lending picture book shelf is being piloted in a North Devon Community Shop, thanks to Sue’s support at High Bickington Community Shop. Families are already benefitting from this book borrowing shelf and we hope to support more young readers in the future.