Reading for pleasure

Reading for Pleasure

Reading for pleasure is important for children's development. It helps improve their vocabulary, comprehension skills, creativity, and empathy towards others. Encouraging and supporting children to read for pleasure is crucial for their growth and well-being.

A girl reading for pleasure in the app

What is Reading for Pleasure?

Reading for pleasure is the act of reading for one’s own personal satisfaction or curiosity. The importance of reading for pleasure as part of a child’s reading journey has been studied extensively.

At Pickatale, we are committed to helping schools and families facilitate reading for pleasure so that children can excel academically, socially and emotionally.

How does Pickatale support Reading for Pleasure?

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A thoughtfully curated library of books

The variety and quality of the books in the Pickatale library empowers children with choice and ownership over their reading journey. Research suggests that giving a child access to choice has a powerful influence over nurturing their enjoyment of reading.

“Digital reading is becoming an increasingly important part of children’s literacy lives. It is particularly effective at getting disengaged groups of children excited about reading. We know that when children enjoy reading, they do better at school and in life…” (Jonathan Douglas, National Literacy Trust Director)

 A boy reading from the app

Adapting to their developmental needs

Our book levelling framework caters to all reading abilities, offering children progression through their reading journey. Through the teacher dashboard, we provide data and insights into the child’s book preferences. We are continuously innovating to personalise the experience and motivate children into reading for pleasure.

Mom and daughter reading from the app

Digital reading benefits every child

Technology makes it easier than ever for every child to access the magical world of children’s literature. Digital reading levels the playing field, allowing children to read for pleasure, indulge their curiosity and build knowledge by enjoying fiction, non-fiction or poetry wherever they are.

Audio and text only functionalities
With our unique audio functionalities, children (regardless of their standard of phonics or fluency) have access to a huge variety of books at and above their independent reading level. By listening as they read, children will comprehend more of what they are reading and could progress more quickly.

Safe use

Pickatale has been developed for children and all content is quality assured for children. Once you're subscribed to one of our pricing plans, no additional costs will be incurred and no indiscriminate products will be added.

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