Last Updated: Tuesday, January 14, 2020

South-East Scotland Literacy Hub: Reading for Enjoyment

What is this?

​This guide was developed during the City of Edinburgh’s leadership of the South-East Scotland Literacy Hub, funded by the Scottish Government.

It aims to provide strategies and ideas to encourage reading for enjoyment, and to highlight the role of the school in this process

Studies have found a significant link between reading for enjoyment and educational achievement; there is evidence that reading for enjoyment has a greater impact on a child’s educational success than the family’s socio-economic status and could be an important way to help combat social exclusion and raise educational standards (OECD 2002).

Who is this for?

​This resource will be of interest to early years and primary practitioners.


Reading for enjoyment: Creating a reading culture (1088 KB)