Helping children to develop an interest in books and reading can not only be enjoyable for adults and children alike but also have an important positive influence on reading achievement. Marion Meiers outlines research that emphasises the importance of engagement with reading.
Meiers, M. (2004, July 01). Reading for Pleasure and Literacy Achievement. Research Developments. 12(12) https://research.acer.edu.au/resdev/vol12/iss12/5