15 Interesting Facts about Reading for International Literacy Day

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Interesting facts about literacy and reading in honour of International Literacy Day

In honour of International Literacy Day on 8 September, we’ve put together fifteen of our favourite facts about literacy and reading. Some are funny, some are surprising, and some are shocking; but all, we hope, are interesting in some way. This post might be considered a sequel to our previous post comprising 10 great quotations for International Literacy Day.

Reading for just six minutes a day can reduce stress by 68%.

‘Bibliotherapy’ is ‘the use of reading matter for therapeutic purposes’.

In 1879, Charles J. Dunphie published a book called Sweet Sleep: A Course of Reading Intended to Promote That Delightful Enjoyment.

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