If you look for a book as a present for a child. You will be spoiled for choice even in a year
there is no new Harry Patten J.K Powling’s wizard is not alone the past decade has been a harvest
for good children’s books ,which has set off a large quantity of films and an increased sales of
classics such as The lard of the Rings.
Yet despite that ,reading is increasingly unpopular among children .According to statistics in 1997 23% said they didn’t like reading in all . In 2003, 35% did . And around 6% of children leave primary school each year unableto read properly.
Maybe the decline is caused by the increasing availability of computes games. Maybe the
books boom has affected only the top of the educational pile . Either way , Chancellor Cordon
Brown plans to change things for the bottom of the class .In his pre-budget report , he announced
the national project of Reading Recovery to help the children struggling most.
Reading Recovery is wined at six year olds ,who receive four months of individual daily
half-hour classes with a specially trained teacher . An evaluation either this year reported that
children on the school made 20 months’ progress in just one year, whereas similarly weak readers
without special help made just five months’progress ,and so ended the year even further below the
level expected for their age.
International research tends to find that when British children leave primacy school they read well ,but read text often for fun than those elsewhere .Reading for fun matters because children who are been on reading can report lifelong pleasure and loving books is an excellent indicator of future educational success . According to the OECD, being a regular and enthusiastic reader is of great advantage.