Sunday, September 16, 2012

Pleasure reading benefits study

This study found that young teenagers derive numerous benefits from pleasure reading. From an educational perspective, pleasure reading helps improve literacy and thinking skills, and helps young teenagers clarify and explore career goals. From a social perspective, pleasure reading helps young teenagers understand historical and current events, helps them develop compassion and empathy, empowers them to develop and act on their beliefs, and helps them to understand the consequences of risky behaviors. From a personal perspective, pleasure reading provides young teenagers with entertainment, relaxation, reassurance, a creative outlet, and a means of escape.
Medaille, A. (2012).Pleasure Reading Offers Educational, Social, and Personal Benefits for Young Teenagers. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 7(2), 77-79.

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