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National Literacy Trust, 2023
In early 2023, 85.6% of parents reported being worried about the cost-of-living crisis, and, as a consequence, they cut back on energy, food, gas and electricity. While parents recognised the many benefits of reading for their children's learning and well-being, household budgets were under pressure: 1 in 5 (20.0%) were buying fewer books for…
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Books, Costs, Parent Attitudes
Picton, Irene; Clark, Christina; Riad, Lara; Cole, Aimee – National Literacy Trust, 2022
Concern about the negative impact of the digital world on young people has increased in recent years (see, e.g., Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport [DCMS], 2021; United Nations, 2021). A growing body of research explores aspects of young people's online lives and mental wellbeing (see, e.g., Kandola et al., 2021, Kelly et al., 2018,…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Computer Mediated Communication, Well Being, Critical Literacy
Palmer-Crew, Melanie; Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2021
What happens in the early years of a child's life has a profound impact on the rest of their life. This significant and influential phase in visual, language and emotional development lays the foundation for lifelong health, learning and earning potential. In August 2021 National Literacy Trust commissioned Savanta ComRes to conduct a survey of…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Parents as Teachers
Picton, Irene; Clark, Christina; Riad, Lara; Cole, Aimee – National Literacy Trust, 2021
The conversation around reluctant readers continues to focus on boys, with research, practice and policy exploring what could be done to (re)engage boys in reading (see National Literacy Trust, 2012; Department for Education, 2019; OECD, 2021). Girls who don't enjoy reading or who don't read in their free time are seldom the focus of interest,…
Descriptors: Females, Reading Attitudes, Gender Differences, Reading Motivation
Clark, Christina; Picton, Irene; Riad, Lara; Teravainen-Goff, Anne – National Literacy Trust, 2021
Research has shown that book ownership has a significant impact on life outcomes. In 2019, we found that that children who reported that they had a book of their own were not only more engaged with reading but also six times more likely to read above the level expected for their age than children who did not own a book (22% vs. 3.6%). We included…
Descriptors: Books, Ownership, Socioeconomic Status, Reading Attitudes
Picton, Irene; Clark, Christina; Judge, Tim – National Literacy Trust, 2020
Video games are a significant cultural and creative force, often involving a number of art forms, including narrative, design and audio composition. They have been the subject of a large-scale exhibition at the Victoria and Albert museums in London and Dundee, while the British Games Institute (BGI) was set up to support video game culture in…
Descriptors: Video Games, Adolescents, Preadolescents, Foreign Countries
Clark, Christina; Lant, Fay – National Literacy Trust, 2019
This report uses data from the National Literacy Trust's 2019 Annual Literacy Survey and the Great School Library Campaign to determine how many schools in the UK have had a writer visit in the last year, their reasons for organising the visit, and the relationship the visit had with children and young people's engagement with reading and writing.…
Descriptors: Authors, Writing Attitudes, Reading Attitudes, Children
Clark, Christina; Teravainen-Goff, Anne – National Literacy Trust, 2018
In 2018, the Great School Libraries Campaign was launched with the aim of bringing school libraries and librarians to every school in the UK, and to gather data on the quality and quantity of school libraries that already exist. Previous research has clearly highlighted the importance of school libraries, not just for children and young people's…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Users (Information), Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
Clark, Christina; Teravainen-Goff, Anne – National Literacy Trust, 2018
The link between literacy and health has been evidenced quite well, with studies indicating that people who struggle with literacy are also more likely to have poor physical health. However, what we know about the relationship between mental wellbeing and literacy is much more meagre. There is some evidence to suggest that higher levels of mental…
Descriptors: Well Being, Mental Health, Mental Disorders, Child Health
Clark, Christina; Gilbert, Lisa – National Literacy Trust, 2018
To celebrate Blue Peter turning 60, we took a closer look at children and young people's letter writing in 2017/18, exploring how many children write letters in their free time, how often children write letters, and why children decide to write, or not write, letters. Our report is based on the responses of 42,363 pupils aged 8 to 18 who answered…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Letters (Correspondence), Writing (Composition), Elementary Secondary Education
Picton, Irene; Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2015
The National Literacy Trust is a national charity dedicated to raising literacy levels in the UK. Their research and analysis make them the leading authority on literacy. They run projects in the poorest communities, campaign to make literacy a priority for politicians and parents, and support schools. RM Books is a market-leading ebooks platform…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Electronic Publishing, Reading Motivation
Formby, Susie – National Literacy Trust, 2014
This report outlines findings from Pearson and the National Literacy Trust's second annual early years literacy survey, conducted in May to July 2014. 1,012 parents of children aged 3 to 5 and 567 early years practitioners who work with this age group participated. Attainment data in the form of vocabulary abilities were available for a subsample…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Surveys, Emergent Literacy, Young Children
Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2014
This report focuses on children aged 8 to 11 and their enjoyment of reading, reading behaviour, and attitudes toward reading. It synthesises information from surveys that have been conducted since 2005, but most heavily exploits data from the fourth annual literacy survey conducted in November/December 2013 in which 10,946 8 to 11-year-olds…
Descriptors: Children, Reading Attitudes, Reading Habits, Surveys
Clark, Christina; Poulton, Lizzie – National Literacy Trust, 2011
A recent ground-breaking study from the University of Nevada (Evans et al., 2010) found that the number of books in the home has as great an impact on children's attainment as parental education levels. The 20 year study by Evans and her colleagues found that having as few as 20 books in the home still has a significant impact on propelling a…
Descriptors: Ownership, Reading Achievement, Educational Attainment, Program Effectiveness
Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2011
There were 18,141 young people aged eight to 17 who participated in this online survey in November and December 2010. While the survey focuses on young people's attitudes towards reading, writing and communication skills as well as technology use, this report centers exclusively on the writing aspect of the survey. More specifically, it explores…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Surveys, Writing (Composition), Elementary Secondary Education